HC Deb 26 January 1978 vol 942 c735W
Mr. Faulds

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will give a general direction to those nationalised industries for which he is sponsoring Minister that they should meet the quota of 3 per cent. employment of disabled people since, as revealed by the Department of Employment Gazette, they do not currently do so.

Mr. Eadie

No. In his 15th December statement—[Official Report, c. 308–310]—my rt. hon. Friend explained present action and future proposals for encouraging the employment of disabled people in the public sector, including the nationalised energy industries. I would add that unregistered disabled people—for example, many disabled coal miners—employed in the energy industries are not included in the returns published in the Department of Employment Gazette.

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