Rachel Reeves never rebelled against their party in this parliament
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how much personal budget his Department allocated to each Remploy worker; (2) how much of the funding available for Remploy worker personal budgets has been allocated and used by individuals.
Just 46% of disabled people are in work, while 40% of disabled people not working report that they want to work. Helping disabled people into work provides them with security and dignity as well as helping control the costs of social security. Will the Secretary of State tell the House what proportion of disabled people referred to the Work programme get a job?
The truth is that just 5% of disabled people on the Work programme end up in work. If that is a success, I would like to know what failure is. It is worse than doing nothing. It is a disgrace to let disabled people down in such a way. In the Budget, spending on employment and support allowance was revised up by a staggering £800 million because of delays, incompetence and the complete...
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