HC Deb 19 June 1972 vol 839 c32W
Mr. David Mitchell

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is his estimate of the number of those who are unemployed in the United Kingdom who, by reason of physical, mental or emotional handicap, are unsuitable for regular employment.

Mr. Dudley Smith

Our records of unemployment among disabled people relate only to those who have chosen to register under the Disabled Persons (Employment) Act, 1944. Of those registered disabled people who are currently unemployed, 12,445 are so severely disabled that they are considered unlikely to obtain work except under special conditions.