§ Mr. Ashley
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what percentage of disabled people upon leaving the sheltered placement scheme subsequently (i) take up open employment, (ii) have no paid employment and rely on state benefits, (iii) move to some other form of sheltered employment and (iv) join a training scheme or take up further education.
§ Mr. Eggar
[holding answer 25 April 1990]: In the year ending 31 March 1989, 14 per cent. of the 720 people leaving the sheltered placement scheme took up open employment. A further 0.4 per cent. moved to some other form of sheltered employment.
We do not have information in the form requested on others who left for a variety of reasons.