§ Mr. Carter-Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what cuts in disablement resettlement officers have been recommended in the Manpower Services Commission's corporate plan.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
[pursuant to his reply, 19 February 1981, c. 190]: The Manpower Services Commission's corporate plan proposes a reduction of 120 posts in the provision of resettlement services for disabled people—including those administering the provisions of the"quota" scheme—over the period 1981–85.
The resettlement services for disabled people are provided by a range of staff and I am informed by the MSC that it is not possible to determine at this stage how such a reduction in staff would be apportioned between different categories of staff.
We are concerned to maintain the level of service to disabled people and are still considering the commission's proposals.