§ Mr. Dhanda
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the impact of the closure of the IFI/Richardsons plant in Belfast on home workers based outside Northern Ireland. 
§ Mr. Nicholas Brown
As a result of the closure of the IFI/Richardsons plant in Belfast, three sales personnel based outside of Northern Ireland were made redundant. We understand the problems faced by those affected by redundancy, and we have introduced a range of policies to help people who lose their jobs to find another one quickly.