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Disabled Persons, Sunderland

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1952

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asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the fact that 76 severely disabled persons in Sunderland have been unemployed for over two years, he will re-examine the question of building another Remploy factory in Sunderland or of providing suitable employment for these persons in some other way.

As I informed the hon. Member for Sunderland, South (Mr. Ewart), on 6th March, I can see no prospect of another Remploy Factory being opened in Sunderland in present circumstances. The existing factory at Pallion will be able to absorb a few of the severely disabled and my local officers will continue in their efforts to find suitable work for others.