HC Deb 27 June 1975 vol 894 cc248-9W
Mr. Kenneth Clarke

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what studies his Department is now carrying out into the workings of the disabled workers quota scheme; and whether he will now make a statement about the future operation of the scheme.

Mr. Harold Walker

The scheme is under review, and, as I have previously stated, I hope to be able to announce the Government's proposals about the future of the scheme later this year. These proposals will take account of the lessons learned from the programme of stricter enforcement of the quota in six selected areas which I announced in December last year— [Vol. 882, c. 397].

Mr. Aitken

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many disabled people in the Thanet area are currently registered as unemployed.

Mr. Harold Walker

198 registered disabled people are currently unemployed in the Thanet travel-to-work area.