§ Mrs. Mahon
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many disabled people were placed in work and/or training as a result of intervention by placing assessment counselling teams and disability employment advisers in the last year(a) nationally and (b) in West Yorkshire.
§ Miss Widdecombe
Responsibility for the subject of the question has been delegated to the Employment Service agency under its chief executive. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter from M. E. G. Fogden to Mrs. Alice Mahon, dated 3 February 1995:The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question about the number of disabled people placed in work and/or training as a result of the intervention by Placing, Assessment and Counselling Teams and Disability Employment Advisers.In Great Britain, 13,400 disabled people were placed into jobs by Placing Assessment and Counselling Teams (PACTs) between 1 April 1993 and 31 March 1994.West Yorkshire is covered by three PACTs. These are Leeds PACT, part of Wakefield, Barnsley and Doncaster PACT, and most of Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees PACT. In those PACTs, 476 disabled people were placed into jobs by Disability Employment Advisers between 1 April 1993 and 31 March 1994.9737 disabled people started vocational training between 1 April 1993 and 31 March 1994 in Great Britain following referral by PACTs. Of these, 460 were in the PACTs covering West Yorkshire.I hope this is helpful.