HC Deb 28 June 1988 vol 136 cc177-8W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list(a) the number of disabled unemployed people and (b) the number of places available on assessment and rehabilitation courses for unemployed, disabled people in Wales.

Mr. Grist

At 8 April 1988, there were 4,216 unemployed people in Wales whose prospects of finding and/or keeping jobs were recorded as restricted by health or disability; of these, 1,901 had elected to register as a disabled person under the Disabled Persons Employment Act 1944. Between 1 April 1988 and 31 March 1989 the Training Commission proposes to make 1,816 assessment course places and 860 rehabilitation course places available in Wales.

Mrs. Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what were the total grants to the Council of Museums in Wales for every year since 1978–79 up to and including that planned for 1988–89.

Mr. Wyn Roberts

Grants to the Council of Museums in Wales were as follows:

1978–79 50,000
1979–80 54,000
1980–81 77,000
1981–82 126,533
1982–83 145,742
1983–84 150,000
1984–85 218,000
1985–86 230,000
1986–87 280,000
1987–88 292,382
1988–89 305,000