§ Mr. Alexander Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the numbers of persons registered under the Disabled Persons (Employment) Act, 1944, on a national and regional basis.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith:
On 19th April, 1971, the last date for which figures are available, there were 620,691 persons registered under the Disabled Persons (Employment) Acts in Great Britain as a whole. The totals for the English regions, Wales and Scotland were as follows:
Region Numbers Registered London and South Eastern 109,923 Eastern and Southern 65,674 South Western 41,329
Midlands 98,296 Yorkshire and Humberside 68,022 North Western 91,628 Northern 42,877 Scotland 63,094 Wales 39,848