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Ordnance Factory, Radway Green

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 19 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Labour (1) what steps he is taking to employ more partially disabled men at present unemployed in North Staffordshire at the Radway Green Royal Ordnance Factory;(2) to what extent labour is being transferred from other areas to work at the Radway Green Royal Ordnance Factory.

The answer to these two two Questions is that my Disablement Resettlement Officers are in close co-operation with the management of the factory. At present 219 persons i.e. 9 per cent. of the total labour employed, are disabled persons and every opportunity will be taken to increase this proportion. Recruitment of workers from other areas is limited to women and this year 93 women have been transferred from areas beyond daily travelling distance of the factory.