§ 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.133W
§ 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 Maestag Swansea‡ * 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.