§ Mr. Wareing
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what steps he proposes to take to combat discrimination against disabled people in employment in the light of the findings of the London north industrial tribunal in the case of Sarah Bloomfield, case no. 01307/87/LN/A; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Nicholls
The Government believe that a voluntary approach through encouragement and persuasion offers the best chance of success in this area. The Government will continue to promote good practice on the employment of people with disabilities through the disablement advisory service. Existing employment legislation offers resource in cases of unfair dismissal including those involving people with disabilities.