§ Mr. McAllion
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion and number of non-industrial civil servants in the Departments and agencies for which he has responsibility are registered disabled and disabled as defined by the Cabinet Office "Focus on Ability".
§ Mr. Freeman
My Department monitors its non-industrial staff to gather data on those who have a disability, for which they may or may not be registered. The results from the monitoring show that on 1 July 1994, the Ministry of Defence and its agencies employed 1,096 non-industrial staff who were registered disabled, representing 1.3 per cent. of the total. In addition to this, on 1 October 1994—figures for 1 July are not available–3,050 non-industrial staff, representing 3.7 per cent. of the total, were recorded as having declared some form of disability for which they were not registered.