§ Mr. F. Willey
asked the Minister of Labour how many persons registered as disabled are at present unemployed in the county borough of Sunderland; and what progress has been made in providing employment for disabled persons in a Remploy factory.
§ Mr. Isaacs
The number of persons registered as disabled in the Sunderland area who were unemployed on the 16th February, 1948, was 568, of whom 94 were classified as severely disabled and needing sheltered employment. The building of the proposed Remploy factory on the North Eastern Trading Estate at Sunderland has been delayed because of the cut in capital investment. It is hoped, however, to secure premises on the Usworth Aerodrome if these can be released by the Air Ministry.