§ Mr. Foster
asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) what are the numbers and percentages of (a) young people, (b) men, (c) women and (d) disabled people as a whole who are registered under section (2) of the Disabled Persons (Employment) Act 1944;
(2) what is the average duration of unemployment among those registered under section (ii) of the Disabled Persons (Employment) Act 1944;
(3) what is the number of places in sheltered employment and the number of registered disabled people under section (ii) of the Disabled Persons (Employment) Act 1944 for the latest available date and for each year since 1976; and what is the projected number of places to be offered in sheltered employment schemes for the next three years;
(4) if he will publish for the latest available date the numbers of workers unemployed and percentages of unemployment among registered disabled people and the total United Kingdom work force who have been unemployed (a) up to two weeks, (b) over two and up to four weeks, (c) over four and up to six weeks, (d) over four and up to eight weeks, (e) over eight and up to 13 weeks, (f) over 13 and up to 26 weeks, (g) over 26 and up to 52 weeks and (h) over 52 weeks;
(5) what is the average duration of unemployment for registered disabled (a) young people, (b) women, (c) men and (d) as a whole, compared to the same groups among the general unemployed for the latest available date and for each year since 1976.
§ Mr. Hannam
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if, in view of the fact that all the major disablement organisations support retention of the disablement quota system, he will abandon proposals to abolish the quota.