HC Deb 19 June 1972 vol 839 cc30-1W
Mr. Ashley

asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will list in the OFFICIAL REPORT the percentage of registered disabled persons employed by each Government Department, giving details in particular for those in each employment exchange.

Mr. Kenneth Baker

The percentages of registered disabled persons employed in Government Departments on 1st October, 1971 were as follows:

Department Percentage
Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 3.58
Civil Service Department (including Parliamentary Counsel) 1.62
County Courts 1.28
Customs and Excise 1.91
Defence 2.94
Education and Science (including University Grants Committee, Victoria and Albert and Science Museum) 2.25
Employment (including Office of Manpower Economics and Registry of Trade Unions and Employers Association) 4.59
Environment 2.91
Export Credits Guarantee 2.42
Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Diplomatic Service etc. 2.10
Overseas Development Administration 2.20
Health and Social Security 2.76
Home Office 1.15
Information, Central Office of 2.85
Inland Revenue 2.38
Land Registry 2.63
National Savings 2.49
Ordnance Survey 2.74
Population, Censuses and Surveys 3.38
Royal Mint 3.24
Stationery Office 2.27
Supreme Court of Judicature (including Probate Registries) 2.83
Trade and Industry 1.92
Treasury (including sub departments) 2.31
Department Percentage
Scottish Office:
Agriculture and Fisheries 2.98
Scottish Development 2.09
Scottish Education (including Royal Scottish Museum) 1.97
Scottish Home and Health 0.44
Scottish Home and Health (Prisons) 0.34
Central Services 5.68
Other Departments with under 1,000 staff 3.22

The overall percentage of registered disabled employees in all Government Departments on 1st October, 1971 was 2.76 compared with the overall percentage of all other employers, on 1st May, 1971, of 2.2. Details of registered disabled civil servants employed in each of the 1,200 employment exchanges are not readily available and could be obtained only by a disproportionate charge on public funds.