HC Deb 13 July 1948 vol 453 c1004
38. Mr. Anthony Greenwood

asked the Minister of Labour whether he has now reached a decision regarding the future use of the Training Centre at Radcliffe as a Remploy factory.

The Minister of Labour (Mr. Isaacs)

Yes, Sir. It has now been decided that part of the Government Training Centre at Radcliffe should be made available for a Remploy factory.

Mr. Greenwood

Is my right hon. Friend aware that the fact that it has taken six months of effort on the part of the hon. Member for Bury (Mr. W. Fletcher) and myself to obtain this concession will not diminish the pleasure felt in the area as a result of it? Will he allow us to keep an open mind as to whether or not it goes far enough, and perhaps to raise the matter later?

Mr. Isaacs

I can assure my hon. Friend that I share the pleasure with him, because there have been considerable difficulties to overcome, but I am hoping that we shall be able to get this moving now in a couple of months.

Mr. Walter Fletcher

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the pleasure will be in exact relationship to the amount of the factory space that is being made available, and whether it is adequate for the purpose or not?