There are at present eight such persons considered suitable by my officers for submission for employment at this factory. Two of these have been accepted by Remploy and are awaiting a vacancy.
Could the Parliamentary Secretary comment on this fact? Is it not true that last year Government contracts to Remploy factories in general dropped considerably? Would his right hon. Friend take up the matter with the Minister of Supply, because we in Coventry are very deeply concerned about this matter?
All I can say to the hon. Lady is that my right hon. Friend is having discussions very much on this point. The particular factory in Coventry is one, as the hon. Lady knows, which does preservation, identification and packing, and it is finding orders difficult to obtain. It is on trying to stimulate orders for Remploy that my right hon. Friend's discussions are concentrated.