§ Mr. McMaster
To ask the Lord President of the Council what percentage of the total work force in the Privy Council Office are registered as disabled; what steps he is taking to encourage the employment of disabled people within the Privy Council Office; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Newton
There are no registered disabled among the 31 staff currently employed in the Privy Council Office. Direct recruitment is rarely undertaken, but application forms and selection procedures conform with the relevant equal opportunities code of practice.