§ 72. Mr. H. Hynd
asked the Minister of Labour whether he will provide a Remploy factory in Accrington to cater for the 1,135 registered disabled workers in that town, 43 of whom were unemployed on 18th January.
§ Mr. Watkinson
I do not think this is needed. Remploy factories are intended for those who are so severely disabled as to be in need of sheltered employment. Of the 43 unemployed at Accrington only three are classified as severely disabled, and there is no scope for a factory there.