HC Deb 15 February 1949 vol 461 cc132-3W
Mr. Oliver

asked the Minister of Labour to state respectively the number of persons in Ilkeston, Heanor, Ripley and Alfreton, registered under the Disabled Persons Employment Act; the number of such persons unemployed; and the provisions made for their training and placement in suitable employment.

Mr. Isaacs

The numbers are as follow:

Local Office Persons registered as disabled Number unemployed
Ilkeston 1,262 8
Heanor 735 33
Ripley 398 10
Alfreton 1,910 128
Total 4,305 179

Constant endeavour is made by the local offices, both under the quota scheme and otherwise, to secure employment. The facilities of the vocational training scheme are, of course, available for those in need of them.

Factories taken over by the Disabled Persons Employment Corporation Estimated Employment Capacity Number of severely disabled persons in Employment* at 19th January, 1949 Factories under Construction Other factories planned
Bridgend 200 202 Treorchy—97 percent. complete Pontypool
Swansea 70 70 Tredegar
Tonyrefail 100 20 Brynamman—90 percent. complete Cardiff†
Treforest 150 103 Abertillery
Blackwood, Mon 133 6 Ammanford
Ystradgynlais 100 Neath—37 per cent. complete Llanelly
Porth 120 Ferndale
Merthyr Tydfil 200 Newport
* Information as to the number of ex-miners is not available.
† The intake of employees and production is expected to commence in the next week or two.
† Special factory for the employment of tuberculous persons.