§ 90. Mr. H. Hynd
asked the Minister of Labour how many Remploy factories make no provision for part-time employment.
§ Mr. Bevan
In Remploy factories, other than those specially provided for the tuberculous, all workers are, as a general rule, expected to work a full week of 44 hours. This requirement may be relaxed, particularly when the nature of a man's disability makes it desirable that he should start with shorter hours, and gradually work up to the normal number. In the special Remploy factories for the tuberculous, the hours worked are generally shorter, especially in the early stages of employment.
§ Mr. M. MacPherson
asked the Minister of Labour to what extent the Remploy factories are now working to capacity.
§ Mr. M. MacPherson
asked the Minister of Labour how many Remploy factories are now in existence; what is the total number of disabled men employed in them; and what is the total number of disabled workers they employ at home.
TRADES Woodwork Utility furniture, upholstery, school furniture, violins, hospital furniture, agricultural woodwork, deck chairs, sheds, fitted packing cases, kitchen cabinets, and office furniture. Light Engineering Repetitive machine work, shaping and grinding, tool and gauge making, sheet metal work, tube, angle and light section construction. Repairs to metal furniture. Leatherwork and Canvas Sewing Industrial leatherwork. Heavy gloves, driver's gauntlets, detonator cases, knee and elbow pads, etc. Saddlery, stokehold clogs, straps, cash bags, attache and brief cases, footballs. Linings for steel helmets and canvas sewing. Surgical footwear and appliances. Knitting Stump socks for the limbless, women's twin sets, jumpers, women's and men's cardigans, juvenile knitted goods. Bookbinding and repairing — Tropical Packaging — Engraving On Metal, Plastic and Wood. Brushmaking Handmade brushes and coir mats. The range is confined to domestic and public service goods. Cardboard Boxes All types of stitched, stayed and wrapped and folding boxes. Watch, Clock and Time Switch repairs — Typewriter repairs — Basketwork Skeps, waste-paper baskets, potato baskets etc.