HC Deb 31 March 1987 vol 113 c459W
15. Mr. Ashley

asked the Paymaster General how many firms with over 20 workers are failing to fulfil their statutory quota of employing 3 per cent. of their labour force from registered disabled people; and how many of these firms have been allocated permits exempting them from the quota.

Mr. Lee

On 1 June 1986, the latest date for which information is available, 24,643 employers with twenty or more workers were not employing their full quota of registered disabled people. 18,840 of these had, during the previous twelve months, been granted permits authorising the engagement of other than registered disabled people.