Byrne attacks Remploy decision
Liam Byrne has attacked the Department of Work and Pensions’ “frankly shameful” attempt to “sneak out” news they were closing 10 Remploy factories as a written statement.
Addressing the House after he was granted an Urgent Question, the Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary said it had been “a mark of contempt” for Remploy workers.
Ministers announced earlier this year that a number of Remploy factories would close, arguing that the budget for disabled employment services could be spent more effectively. A further 875 employees, including 682 disabled people, have now been told they face compulsory redundancy.
Labour MP Chris Bryant said the Urgent Question was welcome as the Government was "treating the disabled appallingly".