HC Deb 21 January 1981 vol 997 c194W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what plans his Department has made for the International Year of Disabled People 1981; what funds have been allocated for this purpose; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Morrison

[pursuant to his reply, 19 January 1981]: The Government are wholly committed to the International Year of Disabled People. During 1981 the Manpower Services Commission will be developing the "Fit for Work Campaign," which I and my colleagues will do everything we can to support. The MSC has set aside £300,000 to ensure that employers are made even more aware of the contribution that disabled employees can make.

The right hon. Gentleman will doubtless wish to join the Government in their efforts to make the Year of the Disabled a great and lasting success.