HC Deb 29 July 1971 vol 822 c141W
28. Mr. Maddan

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what proportion of employers currently fulfils the 3 per cent. quota of disabled people; and what steps he is taking to raise this proportion.

Mr. Dudley Smith

41.8 per cent. of employers within the scope of the quota provisions of the Disabled Persons (Employment) Act, 1944, fulfil their obligation. As I have already told the House we have recently made improvements in our Disablement Resettlement Officer service and we are extending the inspection of employers' records. I know many employers have difficulty in reaching their quota and I have enlisted the help of Rotary International and other organisations in conducting, in collaboration with my officials, a local search for more job opportunities for disabled people.