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Disabled Persons' Employment Centre Oldham

Volume 437: debated on Friday 16 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Works when Collinges Mill, Oldham, which was to be opened as a disabled persons' employment centre in October, 1946, will be opened; and what is the reason for the delay.

I have no knowledge of any intention to open this centre in October, 1946. Vacant possession was obtained in March, 1947. Work is now well in hand and it is hoped that part of the centre will be ready in July.

asked the Minister of Works what progress was made in the adaptation of Collinges Mill, Oldham, as a disabled persons' employment centre in the months of September, October, November and December, 1946.

During the months referred to, the legal arrangements for the settlement of the lease and the preparation of plans and specifications for the works of adaptation were proceeding, with a view to starting work when possession of the premises was obtained.