HC Deb 12 December 1972 vol 848 c94W
68. Mr. Carmichael

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will give the estimated income that a man with a wife and two children, and a man with a wife and three children all under school-leaving age, respectively, can expect during training to take up work in a Remploy factory; and what will be their estimated average earnings on completion of training.

Mr. Dudley Smith

All training for severely disabled Remploy workers is provided on the job, at a basic weekly wage rate of £16.32 for men for a 40-hour week irrespective of family circumstances. Earnings on completion of training will depend upon a man's ability, experience, and trade; and the bonus schemes in operation. The average weekly earnings of severely disabled trained male employees in Remploy are currently £20.