HC Deb 12 October 1976 vol 917 cc89-90W
17. Mr. Ovenden

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will establish an inquiry into the effectiveness of his Department in meeting its quota obligations in respect of the employment of disabled workers in defence establishments.

Dr. Gilbert

I do not think an inquiry is necessary. On 1st June 1976, 5,650 known registered disabled persons were employed in the Department, that is, about 2¼ per cent. of the total staff. However, this figure does not fully reflect the extent to which disabled people are employed.