Anne McGuire MP, Labour’s Shadow Ministers for Disabled People, responding to news that Ministers are set to close nine more Remploy factories, said:
“This Government’s record on disability employment is nothing short of a disgrace.
“The vast majority of the disabled workers this Government has already sacked from Remploy are still out of work, and disability unemployment is still higher than in May 2010. Yet today, just one week after we learned disabled people are three times more likely to find work if we do nothing than if they take part in the Government’s so-called ‘Work Programme’, David Cameron is throwing yet more disabled people out of a job.
“We have had three years of failure and contempt from this Government on disability employment. What we need now is serious action to get disabled people into work – not just dumped on the dole.”