HC Deb 15 July 1943 vol 391 cc338-9
8. Mr. Kirby

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will consider implementing, in full or in modified form, the post-war provisions of the Tomlinson Report in relation to the rehabilitation and resettlement of disabled persons, of whom there are already many thousands in need of such training and assistance, as is proposed, and since the early inauguration of the scheme will help to ensure its efficiency for the post-war period, when maximum numbers of disabled persons will have to be dealt with?

Mr. Bevin

The proposals in the Tomlinson Report relating to the rehabilitation and training of disabled persons are already being implemented in modified form, and the arrangements proposed are being made as rapidly as war-time cir- cumstances permit. The proposals relating to resettlement of disabled persons in employment after the war are now under active consideration. I am in consultation with representatives of industry on this matter, and await their reply.