HC Deb 06 July 1960 vol 626 c425
6. Mr. Willey

asked the Minister of Labour how many disabled persons registered on the disabled persons register in Sunderland are at present unemployed.

Mr. P. Thomas

Five hundred and two on 20th June.

Mr. Willey

I recognise that Remploy is considering extending the factory in Sunderland, but will the Parliamentary Secretary recognise that this can play an important part in relieving the heavy unemployment there is among the disabled, and will he do his best to give Remploy encouragement to enable it to proceed with those plans?

Mr. Thomas

I join with the hon. Gentleman in welcoming the consideration which is being given by Remploy to an extension of the factory in Sunderland.

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