HC Deb 08 November 1983 vol 48 c129W
54. Mr. Yeo

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many disabled people are engaged in training courses funded by the Manpower Services Commission.

Mr. Peter Morrison

I regret that information is not available in the precise form requested.

Some 4,300 disabled adults were trained under the training opportunities scheme and other training schemes supported by the Manpower Services Commission in the 1982–83 financial year, the latest period for which figures are available.

Statistics on the number of young disabled people entering the youth training scheme, based on returns from sponsors, are being collected at quarterly intervals. The figures for September show that some 1,100 disabled young people had been identified as entering the Scheme at that date.