§ Mr. McNamara
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the budget allocated by his Department and associated agencies for each of the next five years for, and how many staff or staff hours equivalent have been allocated to achieve the objectives of, the programme for action to achieve equality of opportunity in the civil service for disabled people.
§ Mr. Robert B. Jones
Expenditure in support of this programme includes elements for staff consultation, publicity, training and modifications of buildings and accommodation which cannot be disaggregated. There is, however, a specific annual budget—£21,500 this year—for the provision and maintenance of technical aids for disabled staff.
It is estimated that staff resources to initiate the programme will be the equivalent of 1.2 dedicated staff; its implementation, however, will also require the 7W commitment of personnel managers, trainers, line managers and other staff throughout the Department.
§ Mr. McNamara
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the number and percentage of disabled people employed by his Department and
Year Registered Disabled Staff Non-Registered Disabled Staff Combined percentage of Total Staff 1990 68 86 2.5 1991 73 58 2.5 1992 64 34 1.5 1993 64 34 1.5 1994 70 68 2.0 1 voluntary responses to staff surveys have revealed a mixture of registered and non-registered disabled staff.
Future figures are not projected.
§ Mr. Hinchliffe
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many local authorities are unable to fund disabled facilities grants in the current financial year.