HC Deb 17 February 1993 vol 219 cc246-7W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many employees were in sheltered workshops, excluding Remploy Ltd., at the latest available date and at a year before that date.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

Responsibility for the subject of the question has been delegated to the Employment Service agency under its chief executive. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from M. E. G. Fogden to Mr. Graham Allen, dated 17 February 1993: As the Employment Service is an Executive Agency, the Secretary of State has asked me to write to you direct to respond to your Parliamentary Question to her about employees in sheltered workshops. This is something which falls within the responsibilities delegated to me as Chief Executive of the Agency. The latest available statistics providing numbers employed in sheltered workshops, excluding Remploy Ltd., that are supported by the Employment Service's Sheltered Employment Programme relate to the end of December 1992. The information you asked for is given in the attached annex. I hope this is helpful. As decided by the Administration Committee of the House of Commons, Chief Executive replies to written Parliamentary questions will now be published in the Official Report. I will also place a copy of this letter in the Library of the House.

Employees in sheltered workshops
December 1992 December 1991
People with severe disabilities 4,922 5,125
Non-disabled people 1,629 1,602
TOTALS 6,551 6,727

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