HC Deb 30 June 1955 vol 543 c42W
Mr. McLeavy

asked the Minister of Labour the amount of grant given to Remploy Limited for the years 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954 and 1955; what are the number of disabled persons employed in each of the five years and the number of outstanding applications for employment; and what provisions are being made to increase the intake of disabled persons during the present financial year.

Sir W. Monckton

The information is as follows:

Year ended 31st March Average number of seriously disabled persons employed Amounts advanced to cover capital expenditure, working capital and net deficit on running expenses
(1) (2) (3)
1951 4,937 2,690,754
1952 5,830 3,047,500
1953 6,002 2,376,600
1954 6,314 2,499,500
1955 6,513 2,900,000
The amount advanced in the financial year 1954–55 included £450,000 provided by way of supplementary estimate. A total of £2,480,000 has been voted for the financial year 1955–56. The number employed on 24th May, 1955, was 6,249. Remploy are not at present in a position to increase their intake of disabled persons. Waiting lists are not maintained since all seriously disabled persons are considered for suitable vacancies as they arise whether in Remploy or elsewhere.