§ Mr. Madden
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what representations he has received from individuals and organisations about proposals to change access to work, especially to oblige employers to contribute 50 per cent. of the cost of purchasing services such as personal readers and special aids to employment for people employed for more than six months; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
[holding answer 30 November 1993]: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State and my noble Friend Lord Henley have been in correspondence with and met a number of disability and employer organisations about details of access to work, which will help more disabled people, in a broader range of work, to obtain or retain jobs. My right hon. Friend will make an announcement when he has reached decisions on the details of the scheme.