Disabled People (Armed Forces)

Defence written question – answered on 6th April 2005.

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Photo of Mr Parmjit Gill Mr Parmjit Gill Liberal Democrat, Leicester South

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people in the armed forces had a registered disability in each year since 1997.

Photo of Mr Ivor Caplin Mr Ivor Caplin Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence

holding answer 4 April 2005

Details of personnel who are classified as disabled under the terms of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 are not held centrally. The armed forces are exempt from the employment provisions of the Act.

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