§ Mr. John Grant
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he is in a position to give an assurance that specialist posts for the resettlement of blind people are not to be integrated with the disablement resettlement officer service, and that they will be maintained at least at their present establishment level.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
[pursuant to his reply, 27 March 1981, c. 449]: My right hon. Friend has made clear to the Manpower Services Commission his concern that, despite the need for staff savings, the level of service it provides specifically for blind and other disabled people should be maintained. The commission proposes to review the various services it provides for disabled people, including the resettlement service, and the staff savings in those services envisaged by the commission will not be implemented until the review is complete and it is clear that such savings would not diminish the level of service the commission is able to offer disabled people.