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Remploy Factories, West Riding

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 19 July 1949

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asked the Minister of Labour if he will give details of the Remploy factories now operating in the West Riding of Yorkshire, showing the numbers employed at each; the numbers for whom employment is available; and the type of goods produced.

Following is the information:

No. of severely disabled persons employed.Capacity.Production.
Halifax4445Book repairs.
Stump socks.
Pontefract7375Woodwork including utility furniture.
Sheffield58150Light engineering.
Wakefield1150Leatherwork.
TOTAL186320

asked the Minister of Labour what is the revised programme for providing additional Remploy factories in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

The present programme provides for additional factories at Leeds (two factories), Barnsley, Sheffield, Huddersfield, Rotherham, Bradford and Doncaster. It is hoped that the factory at Barnsley will be in operation within a few weeks and the two at Leeds within two or three months, but it is not possible at present to make any statement about the opening of the others.