HC Deb 28 March 1946 vol 421 cc568-9
56. Mr. Gammans

asked the Minister of Labour what is being done to provide alternative employment for the 8o disabled men who have been discharged from the Royal Ordnance factory at Enfield, Middlesex.

Mr. Isaacs

A preliminary report shows that alternative employment has already been found for ten of these men. Every effort is being made and will continue to secure satisfactory resettlement of the others.

Mr. Gammans

May I ask the right hon. Gentleman if Government Departments are compelled to take on a percentage of disabled men in exactly the same way as private employers?

Mr. Isaacs

Yes, Sir. But those Government Departments who are now retaining more than 4 per cent. of disabled men are not expected to go outside that quota unless they feel disposed to do so. They are now keeping 4 per cent. of such men.