HC Deb 01 April 1947 vol 435 c287W
98. Mr. Sylvester

asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that in the Normanton division many ex-miners and others are signing at the employment exchange; that the prospect of employment for these men is not good; and whether there is any possibility of a factory for disabled persons being erected in the area, or if he will give this matter his serious consideration.

Mr. Isaacs

The answer to the first two parts of the Question is "Yes, Sir." As regards the third part, there are at present only 24 severely disabled persons (11 ex-miners and 13 others) unemployed in the area of Normanton and Castleford, but the possibility of opening Remploy Factories for these applicants and for other severely disabled persons in adjacent areas is now being explored.