HC Deb 05 April 1990 vol 170 cc818-9W
Mr. Hannam

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what is the average annual net cost to the Treasury of(a) a disabled person supported in the sheltered placement scheme and (b) a disabled person supported in a sheltered workshop or Remploy factory.

Mr. Eggar

The most recent estimates made by my Department, which relate to 1986–87, are:

Sheltered placement scheme 260
Sheltered workshops 2,620
Remploy 2,630

The basis for these estimates, which depend upon a number of assumptions, is described in the Department of Employment research paper No. 69.