HC Deb 03 March 1936 vol 309 cc1194-5
72. Mr. MESSER

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the widespread dissatisfaction among workers in blind workshops at the system of piecework which prevails; and will he take steps to secure its abolition at those workshops supported by public funds?


My right hon. Friend is aware that dissatisfaction with the system of piecework payments in blind workshops has been expressed in some quarters. The subject has been referred to my right hon. Friend's Advisory Committee on the Welfare of the Blind for consideration and he must await their report before considering any alteration in the present methods of remunerating blind workers.


Are any steps to be taken to obtain the opinion of the blind people who are doing the work, and not merely be content to get information from the societies?


That is done.