HC Deb 18 February 1986 vol 92 c147W
87. Mr. Ashley

asked the Paymaster General what action he is taking to seek to reduce the unemployment of disabled school leavers.

Mr. Lang

Disabled school leavers have access to specialist careers officers within the local education authority careers service to help them find suitable training and employment. The careers services liaises closely with the specialist disablement resettlement officers based in local jobcentres, who can advise on the range of Government schemes run by the Manpower Services Commission to help disabled people overcome particular difficulties they may face in finding and keeping employment.

Two year YTS affords premium places for trainees with special needs and to provide opportunities in areas where insufficient training places are available. YTS will also provide an additional grant to fund places for the severely disabled; money to finance special assistance and adaptations; initial assessment courses and there are special eligibility concessions for the disabled and disadvantaged.