HC Deb 14 July 1980 vol 988 c461W
Mr. Ashley

asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1), pursuant to the statement in his reply to the center hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent, South that many workers in Stoke-on-Trent have obtained alternative employment, what is the precise number involved and over what period of time this alternative employment has been provided:

(2) if he will take steps to safeguard the employment of employees at the blind workshops in Stoke-on-Trent; and if he will seek to improve the flow of orders to these and other sheltered workshops elsewhere.

Mr. Jim Lester

I shall reply to the center hon. Member as soon as possible.