Scottish Labour MP Jim Sheridan demanded answers from Con-Dem government ministers today on the disappearance of an £8 million payment promised to support sacked Remploy workers.
Tory minister for disabled people Maria Miller promised that the money would provide 1,700 workers who lost their jobs after the government closed 27 factories with a "personalised package of support."
But Mr Sheridan told the Commons that the money, which had provided a "beacon of hope" to workers, has now "mysteriously disappeared."
Unite union national officer Sally Kosky said: "Vulnerable workers are being badly treated and poorly advised" and called for urgent action to get ex-Remploy workers back into paid jobs.
"There is little evidence of this money being spent on extra support for ex-Remploy workers getting into mainstream employment as the government promised they would," she said.