§ 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.819W
§ 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.