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Remploy Factories

Volume 774: debated on Monday 25 November 1968

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68.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what is the lowest and highest rate of wages paid to workers in Remploy factories, other than supervisory and managerial grades; and what is the number of workers in receipt of such wages.

The rates are 5s. 3½d an hour (5s. 5d. in London) and 8s. 3d. an hour (8s. 4½d. in London); the numbers are about 1,700 and 230 respectively.

69.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what financial assistance has been given to Remploy in each of the last three years.

Payments made by my Department to Remploy in respect of their running costs were £3,412,832 in 1965–66, £3,247,664 in 1966–67 and £3,590,123 in 1967–68. Payments to cover capital expenditure for the same years were £354,168, £654,686 and £553,877 respectively. The figures for 1967–68 are provisional.