§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she will give for the latest most convenient stated date the number of male and female registered blind workers employed in her Department; and whether she will take whatever action may be open to her to increase this number as and when convenient and suitable vacancies become available.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
Five men and one woman on 23rd June. In consultation with the Civil Service Department we are actively considering what further action can be taken to increase the numbers of registered disabled people—including blind persons—we employ.