HC Deb 21 November 1974 vol 881 c500W
Mr. David Steel

asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will list in the OFFICIAL REPORT the percentage of the number of disabled people employed by each of the main Government Departments.

Mr. Charles R. Morris

The latest figures readily available centrally relate to the position on 1st October 1973. The percentage of the number of registered disabled people then employed by each of the main Government departments was as follows:

Department Percentage
Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 3.41
Civil Service Department (including Parliamentary Counsel and Civil Service College) 1.05
Court Service 1.64
Customs and Excise 1.55
Defence (including Procurement Executive) 2.58
Education and Science (including UGC, Victoria and Albert and Science Museums) 2.31
Employment (including Office of Manpower Economics) 4.13
Environment 2.41
Exports Credits Guarantee 1.81
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Diplomatic Service etc.) 1.99
Overseas Development Administration 2.18
Health and Social Security 2.33
Home Office 0.91
Information, Central Office of 2.63
Inland Revenue 2.44
Land Registry 2.57
National Savings 2.61
Ordinance Survey 2.42
Population Censuses and Surveys 3.15
Royal Mint 3.51
Stationery Office 3.32
Trade and Industry 2.15
Treasury (including Treasury sub-departments) 1.69
Scottish Office 2.81
Scottish Prison Service 0.33
Welsh Office 3.34

The overall percentage of registered disabled employees in all Government Departments on 1st October 1973 was 2.47, compared with the overall percentage of all other employers with 20 or more employees—2.05—at last year's review.