HC Deb 01 June 1960 vol 624 c135W
65. Mr. C. Hughes

asked the Minister of Labour what steps he is taking to provide sheltered employment in Wales under the Disabled Persons (Employment) Acts, 1944 to 1958.

Mr. P. Thomas

There are 13 Remploy factories in Wales, two sheltered workshops run by voluntary organisations, and seven workshops for the blind run by local authorities or voluntary organisations on their behalf, four of which now admit sighted disabled persons also. All receive financial assistance under the Disabled Persons (Employment) Acts.

67. Mr. Callaghan

asked the Minister of Labour what representations he has received from the Welsh ex-Service Association about the need to provide sheltered employment for seriously disabled ex-Service persons; and what reply he has made.

Mr. P. Thomas

A letter from the Welsh ex-Services Association was received on Wednesday last 25th May. My reply gives details both of the present facilities, and of the action contemplated by local authorities.