§ Mr. Garnier
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what targets Remploy has been set in its 1994–95 annual performance agreement.
§ Miss Widdecombe
I have written to the chairman of Remploy approving the 1994–95 annual performance agreement between the Department and the Company. This agreement covers the year from 1 April 1994. It has been negotiated by the chief executive of the Employment934W Service, on behalf of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Employment. The targets are:the average number of disabled people employed by Remploy Ltd. will be at least 8,900;of which no more than 7,450 on average must be employed in factories;at least 74 disabled employees will move from Remploy factories to Interwork having been employed there for at least one year, or from Interwork or factories to open employment;the unit cost of Interwork should be no more than the supported employment voluntary maximum grant or £4,420;Remploy Ltd. will keep within a unit cost target or operating deficit per disabled worker of £9,650;Choices programme to be in place in at least 50 factories by the end of March 1995.
I have today arranged for the text of the annual performance agreement to be placed in the Library.