§ Mr. Sharp
asked the Minister of Labour how many factories are now operated by the Disabled Persons Employment Corporation in the West Riding of Yorkshire; where these are; how many disabled persons are employed at each; what is the nature of the work; and what other factories will be opened during 1948.
§ Mr. Isaacs
There are two factories now operating in the West Riding of Yorkshire—at Halifax where 31 severely disabled persons are employed in the manufacture of electrically heated pads and at Pontefract where five persons are making agricultural woodwork. The Pontefract factory has just been opened and is still in process of engaging workers. It is expected that factories will be opened during 1948 at Leeds, Sheffield and Wakefield. There is also a possibility that factories may be ready for occupation at Doncaster and Rotherham.