HC Deb 01 May 1972 vol 836 cc51-2W
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