§ 23. Mr. Wilkes
asked the Minister of Labour if he will give the number of disabled persons within the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne who have been unemployed for a period greater than six months; the number of special factories within a radius of five miles of Newcastle-upon-Tyne which aim to provide work for the severely disabled worker; and whether the Disabled Persons Employment Corporation has any future plans for greater provision within the Newcastle area.
§ Mr. Isaacs
The latest available figure of disabled persons within the city of Newcastle who have been unemployed for a period of more than six months is 232, of whom 53 were classified as needing sheltered employment of the kind provided by the Disabled Persons Employment Corporation. The Corporation have secured premises for a special factory in Newcastle which it is hoped to open this month. No further factories of this kind are at present planned for the area within five miles of Newcastle, but the situation is being kept under constant review.