§ Mr. Colvin
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many disabled people are currently employed in his Department; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. David Hunt
My Department employs 36 people who are registered disabled and acts as host organisation for a further five on the sheltered placement scheme. Initiatives in the last year have produced a 20 per cent. increase.
In addition, the Department employs a number of other staff who are disabled but not registered.