§ Mr. Wareing
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many members of the staff of his Department are engaged on ensuring that the Disabled Persons Employment Act 1944 in respect of the quota system for disabled people is implemented.
§ Mr. Eggar
[holding answer 6 November 1989]: All jobcentre staff involved in filling vacancies have some responsibility to help to ensure that the quota system is implemented. The main responsibility falls on disablement resettlement officers and the disablement advisory service. During the quarter ending 7 July 1989 664 staff were engaged in these services specifically for people with disabilities.