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Remploy: Closures

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 14 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assistance is planned to be made available to workers affected by the closure of Remploy factories in finding alternative employment in a sector of their choice. (139200)

Remploy will provide a support package to help employees through the transition and ensure that disabled people will continue to be able to choose to maintain meaningful employment on Remploy’s terms and conditions, including membership of Remploy’s final salary pension scheme.

The Government will consider the Company’s final proposals once they have been submitted later in the year following consultation. No decisions by the Secretary of State on the future of the Company will take place until then.

(The total retraining and job placement budget for dealing with those affected is £58 million).