HC Deb 28 January 2002 vol 379 c43W
Ian Lucas

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to assist disabled people who wish to secure employment. [28154]

Maria Eagle

We have introduced a range of measures to help people with disabilities secure work where they are ready and able to do so.

Our new deal for disabled people pilots helped over 8,200 disabled people into work. Building on that success we have now introduced a national network of job brokers.

We are making work pay through the disabled person's tax credit and the national minimum wage.

Jobcentre Plus offers disabled people making new or repeat benefit claims work-focused meetings with a personal adviser so as to ensure they are aware of the help and opportunities available to them.