§ Mr. Foster
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 three years.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
Between 1976 and 1980 the disablement resettlement officers in post numbered around 520. During 1980 there were about 530 disablement resettlement officers in post. Both these figures include full and part-time officers.
The commission is undertaking a review of its assistance for disabled people at present. There will be no change in the number of disablement resettlement officer posts during that review.