§ Mr. McMaster
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the percentage of disabled people directly employed by his Department; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Freeman
My Department monitors its civilian 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 October last year, 5.1 per12W cent. of the civilian staff employed by the Ministry of Defence and its agencies has some form of disability. Of these, 1.3 per cent. were registered disabled.