HC Deb 22 June 1956 vol 554 cc136-7W
Mr. Finch

asked the Minister of Labour the number of tuberculosis cases in Wales requiring sheltered employment; and what provision is made for them.

Mr. Carr:

In the most recent analysis by disability of unemployed disabled persons taken in April, 1955, there were nineteen tuberculous persons in Wales registered at local offices of the Ministry as unlikely to get employment except under sheltered conditions.

Local authorities have power under the National Health Service Act, 1946, and the National Assistance Act, 1948, to provide sheltered employment for the tuberculous and Remploy Ltd. has similar powers under the Disabled Persons (Employment) Act, 1944.

Provision of sheltered employment specifically for tuberculous persons in Wales consists of one workshop run by a voluntary organisation, employing nineteen tuberculous persons. This receives grants from the local authority and the Ministry of Labour.