HC Deb 30 November 1948 vol 458 c162W
Mr. Sharp

asked the Minister of Labour how many factories are now operated by the Disabled Persons Employment Corporation; how many disabled persons are there employed; how many are awaiting such employment; and what prospects there are of this being provided.

Mr. Isaacs

The Disabled Persons Employment Corporation is now operating 30 factories and employing 1,685 severely disabled persons of whom 86 are working in their own homes. There are 10,660 unemployed persons who are registered as disabled and classified as needing employment under special conditions. The majority of these should be employed in due course in these factories and in about 90 others which are included in the Corporation's programme and in home workers schemes linked with these factories.