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Employment Support

Volume 542: debated on Tuesday 20 March 2012

I confirmed in my written ministerial statement to the House on 7 March 2012 that the Remploy board would consider any credible proposals for the exit of businesses or parts of businesses and any other proposals for ways of avoiding redundancies from the 36 factories that the board have identified as unviable and subject to consultation proposed for closure.

I am now able to confirm that Remploy will publish details of the commercial process on its website today at This includes contact information to assist those who wish to put forward an expression of interest.

At all points the priority of Remploy and the Government will be to minimise the number of disabled people affected by these announcements and to provide individualised assistance to employees to move into mainstream employment.