HC Deb 07 November 1950 vol 480 c46W
Mr. Llewellyn

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that Remploy factories are producing goods which compete with those made by the National Institute for the Blind; and what steps he proposes to take to avoid competition of this kind.

Mr. Isaacs

I have been asked to reply. It is true that there is some production by Remploy Limited of articles which might compete with those made by the Workshops for the Blind, but I feel that I would not be justified in trying to exclude severely disabled persons entirely from occupations carried on by the blind. I know, however, that Remploy Limited is fully alive to the need for care in entering fields where they will be in competition with Workshops for the Blind.