HC Deb 11 February 1982 vol 17 c436W
Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will take steps to allow those blind persons now seeking work to have the option of employment in sheltered workshops of the blind.

Mr. Alison

There are no plans to change the existing general policy of providing sheltered employment only for those disabled people, blind or otherwise, who, because of their disability or disabilities, are unlikely to be able to obtain or retain jobs in open employment.

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