§ Dr. Godman
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will estimate the number of disabled people in(a) Strathclyde and (b) Scotland as a whole who could benefit from the sheltered placement scheme; and how many such persons are now so placed in (i) Strathclyde and (ii) Scotland as a whole.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
[holding answer 12 December 1990]: I estimate the number of disabled people who could benefit from the sheltered placement scheme to be around 10 per cent. of those registered as disabled. At April 1990 there 499W were around 34,000 registered disabled people in Scotland as a whole, of which about 15,700 were resident in Strathclyde. At October 1990 there were 218 such persons employed under the sheltered placement scheme in Strathclyde and 683 people employed through the scheme in Scotland as a whole.