HC Deb 12 May 2003 vol 405 c93W
Mr. Willetts

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many disability employment advisers there have been in each year since 1992. [110899]

Mr. Nicholas Brown

Disability Employment Advisers (DEAs) within Jobcentre Plus provide support to people facing the complex barriers to work associated with disabilities. They can offer help with finding work and can refer people, where appropriate, to occupational health assessments, training and the full range of Jobcentre Plus disability programmes.

The information is not available in the format requested, as figures are not collected centrally. However, we estimate there are currently around 700 DEAs employed by Jobcentre Plus (including Access to Work Advisers).