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Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 8 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether transitional funding will be provided to assist the transfer of ownership of the Remploy factories in (a) Treforest, (b) Ystradgynlais and (c) Brynamman. (171382)

[holding answer 4 December 2007]: The Secretary of State made clear during his recent statement on the modernisation of Remploy that Remploy has been contacted by third parties interested in keeping some form of production or training at six of the sites due for closure—Lydney, Glasgow Hillington, St. Helens, Treforest, Ystradgynlais and Brynamman. The details of such negotiations are a matter for Remploy.