HC Deb 24 January 1956 vol 548 cc5-6W
76. Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that there is concern at the rates of pay and conditions of men employed at Remploy; and what action he proposes to take to deal with this situation.

Mr. Iain Macleod

The fixing of rates of wages for disabled workers in Remploy is the responsibility of Remploy Limited and not of the Government, and it is the practice for changes in rates to be negotiated between the company and the trade unions concerned. I understand that, as a result of recent negotiations, severely disabled men received an increase of 3d. an hour in their wages from 4th January, 1956.