HC Deb 25 January 1951 vol 483 c297
43. Sir Ian Fraser

asked the Minister of Labour if he will report for the past year on the working of the Disabled Persons Employment Act and on the progress made in Remploy factories.

The Minister of Labour (Mr. Aneurin Bevan)

Perhaps I may ask the hon. Member to await the annual report of my Department for 1950, which will be presented to Parliament later this year. It will, as in previous years, include a chapter on the working of the Disabled Persons Act with a special reference to Remploy factories.

I should, however, like to say that at the end of 1950 the number of registered disabled persons unemployed was lower than at any time since the Act has operated; and that the number of severely disabled persons employed by Remploy factories now exceeds 5,000.