HC Deb 24 July 1990 vol 177 c201W
46. Mrs. Heal

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the future funding arrangements for the sheltered placement scheme.

Mr. Jackson

Proposals for a rebalancing of the sheltered employment programme over a transitional period of five years, in favour of sheltered placements, are contained in the consultative document "Employment and Training for People with Disabilities" which was published on 29 June. Views are invited on the existing funding arrangements and possible cost-effective improvements to them which could be met within existing resources. Interested parties have until 31 December to comment.