HC Deb 17 September 2004 vol 424 c1985W
Jonathan Shaw

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have secured employment in the NHS through the New Deal for the disabled employment programme in each year since its inception. [187748]

Mr. Hutton

This information is not collected centrally.

A number of national health service organisations have worked in partnership with Job Brokers to support people with disabilities into employment. However, these local partnerships have developed independently from the Department and neither we nor the Department of Work and Pensions collect data on the constituent members of local partnerships nor the number of people employed through the New Deal for Disabled People by the NHS.