§ Mr. Ashley
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what has been the number of disablement resettlement officers employed in the Manpower Services Commission for the last five years; and what is the latest available estimate of the projected staffing levels of disablement resettlement officers for the next five years.
§ Mr. Alison
The number of disablement resettlement officers employed by the Manpower Services Commission over the last five years has ranged between 520 and 530. Future levels of staffing are dependent upon the outcome of the review the commission is currently undertaking of all the different forms of assistance it provides for disabled people. The commission has assured the Government that it will maintain the level of its services for disabled people.