§ Mr. Ronnie Campbell
To ask the Secretary of State For Employment what percentage of disabled people of working age are employed in Blyth Valley; and what action he is taking to increase job opportunities For disabled people in Blyth Valley.611W
§ Mr. Nicholls
The information requested in the first part of the question is not available.
My Department maintains a comprehensive network of services to help people with disabilities find and retain jobs through advice, assessment, rehabilitation and training; and in the case of people with severe disabilities, support in the form of sheltered employment. My officers are continuing to give all possible help to people with disabilities in Blyth Valley through the application of these services against a background of increasing employment opportunities.