Page last updated at 09:46 GMT, Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Debate on Remploy

On 4 December 2012, Labour MP Willie Bain led a Westminster Hall debate on government policies on the closure of Remploy factories.

Earlier this year, the government announced plans to close 36 of the 54 factories that employ disabled people.

The government says "non-viable" Remploy factories should close and the money be invested into other schemes.

However, unions suggest that up to 1,700 workers could become unemployed, saying it will be "impossible" to find work in the current economic climate.


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