Ministry of Labour and successors: Disabled Persons, Registered Files (DP Series) and other records

Reference:
LAB 20
Title:
Ministry of Labour and successors: Disabled Persons, Registered Files (DP Series) and other records
Description:

This series contains files and a complete set of forms relating to the rehabilitation and employment of disabled persons.

The files cover a wide range of topics relating to disabled persons, including rehabilitation, after-care and resettlement schemes, grant and quota schemes, statistics, provisions for ex-service men and women and the administration of workshops, hospitals and factories employing the disabled. Other files illustrate the work of committees and working parties dealing with issues concerning the disabled, principally the Committee of Enquiry on the Rehabilitation, Training and Resettlement of Disabled Persons (Piercy Committee), 1953-1962. Many of the files reflect the administration of the Disabled Persons Acts, and related legislation. The series also includes records relating to Remploy Ltd (formerly the Disabled Persons Employment Corporation) and copies of minutes, papers and reports of the National Advisory Council on the Disabled, and its successor, the National Advisory Council for the Employment of Disabled People (NACEDP).

Date:
1919-1978
Related Material:
See also the Records of the Disabled Persons Employment Corporation Ltd and of Remploy Ltd: BM
For later records relating to the Disablement Advisory Committees, see ET 3
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Former references:
in its original department:   DP file series
Legal status:
Public Record
Language:
English
Physical description:
1483 file(s)
Access conditions:
Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:
Ministry of Labour , from 1965
Accruals:
Series is not accruing.
Administrative / biographical background:

Employment services for the disabled in Great Britain are provided by the Employment Department under the Disabled Persons (Employment) Acts 1944 and 1958. These Acts empower the secretary of state to make provision to enable persons handicapped by disablement defined as injury, disease (including a mental or physical condition), or congenital deformity, to secure employment and work on their own account.

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