HC Deb 08 March 2004 vol 418 c1371W
Mr. Goodman

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will set out the number of employees in his Department who have a disability, broken down by disability type. [148990]

Yvette Cooper

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (excluding Government Offices and its agencies) has 2,107.5 full time equivalent (FTE) staff, of which 52 staff have declared that they have a disability. The range of disabilities declared by these staff are:

Hearing 8
Hearing Impairment Plus l
Learning l
Learning Difficulties Plus l
Mental Illness l
Mental Illness Plus l
Mobility l
Mobility Plus l
Other l
Physical Co-ordination Difficulties Alone l
Physical Co-ordination Difficulties Plus l
Reduced Physical Capacity 6
Reduced Physical Capacity Plus 9
Speech l
Vision 11
Visual Impairment Plus l
1 For these disabilities the actual number is not published in order

to protect the privacy of the individual in line with exemption 12

of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information.