Written Answers. - Employment Equality.

Paul McGrath

Question:

223 Mr. P. McGrath asked the Minister for Education and Science his views on whether his Department has failed to achieve the 3% target for the employment of disabled persons; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3816/03]

The most recent data available for the year ended December 2001 indicate that the percentage of staff with a disability employed in my Department was 2.57%. Data for the year ended December, 2002 are currently being compiled.