HC Deb 06 March 1995 vol 256 cc34-5W
Mr. McMaster

To ask the. Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the percentage of disabled People directly employed by his; if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Browning

On 1 July 1994, nearly 1.5 per cent. of the staff directly employed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, including its agencies were registered as disabled. In 1993, a voluntary survey of all staff, which achieved a 60 per cent. response, showed that between three and four times that number considered that they had a disability.