§ Mr. D. E. Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what plans his Department has to assess the employment needs and potential of mentally handicapped adults; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Harold Walker
The resettlement services of the Manpower Services Commission's Employment Service Agency, including provision for vocational assessment, are available to mentally handicapped adults as to all disabled people; and medical advice is available. Trials are also being carried out in a number of areas to determine whether further vocational assessment facilities should be developed for disabled people.