HC Deb 01 May 1947 vol 436 cc260-1W
52. Mr. F. Anderson

asked the Minister of Labour why building operations have not commenced at Cleator Moor for the disabled persons' factory; and why, in the meantime, other suitable places have not been used as temporary buildings to enable the disabled persons to be given suitable employment and training rather than unemployment for at least 18 months or two years.

Mr. Isaacs

The acquisition of the proposed site for this factory, which is eminently suitable for the purposes the Corporation have in mind but which is part of a much larger site that the local authority is seeking to acquire, is taking longer than was anticipated. In the meantime temporary premises have recently become available and will be brought into use as soon as the necessary equipment can be installed.