§ Mr. Tony Banks
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether, during the next 12 months, the Government propose to take any special measures to provide disabled people, for whom education in schools and colleges is inappropriate, with suitable training leading to work in the information technology industry.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
The Government have well-established arrangements to facilitate access to training for disabled people, including training leading to work in the information technology field. The normal rules governing support for training run by the Manpower Services Commission are relaxed for disabled people. Disabled people who cannot attend information technology courses at colleges may be able to take advantage of the training provided by the network of information technology centres, including a special course at Reading information technology centre, training arranged with suitable employers, or at the four residential training centres for disabled people supported by the commission.