By 30 November my Department had received 80 replies to the consultative document, "Employment and Training for People with Disabilities".
§ 28. Mr. Mowlam
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what is his Department's policy towards the maintenance of the quota system for the employment of people with disabilities.
This Department operates the quota system in line with its legal responsibilities. It seeks to underpin the legal requirements on employers by assisting them through the disablement advisory service to improve the effectiveness of employers' recruitment, retention and development policies for people with disabilities. In the consultative document "Employment and Training for People with Disabilities" we have asked for comments on the merits and demerits of the quota system.