HC Deb 08 June 2000 vol 351 c346W
35. Mr. Caton

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what funding has been provided to Remploy to enable it to implement its modernisation strategy. [123370]

Ms Hodge

I was pleased to announce on 12 May that the Government would be providing £5 million to help Remploy carry out its modernisation strategy. This is on top of the £1.5 million that we made available to Remploy last year and a further £1.5 million for this year to support the restructuring of their factory provision. This, along with the proposals for modernising supported employment I also announced on 12 May, will increase greatly the numbers of disabled people moving into mainstream employment.

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