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Remploy

Volume 481: debated on Monday 20 October 2008

15. To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his policy is on the modernisation of Remploy; and if he will make a statement. (227687)

Remploy's modernisation plan was announced to the House by the Secretary of State on 29 November 2007.

Remploy are currently implementing their five-year modernisation plan, which will see a greater emphasis on supporting more disabled people into mainstream jobs. This will be around 20,000 people per year by 2013.

The modernisation plan saw the closure of 18 factories and the merger of 11 sites with other local factories.

17. To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his Department's policy is on the modernisation of Remploy; and if he will make a statement. (227690)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill).