HC Deb 13 February 1980 vol 978 cc666-7W
Mr. John Grant

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if public expenditure cuts have affected, or will affect, services concerning the employment of disabled people; and, if so, to what extent.

Mr. Jim Lester

Services provided by the Manpower Services Commission (MSC) for the employment of disabled people have not been affected by public expenditure cuts in 1979–80.

My right hon. Friend is at present considering the Commission's corporate plan for 1980–84, and will be seeking to protect the Commission's services for disabled people from cuts in their resources. It is hoped that, as far as possible, cuts can be made through administrative savings.

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