"Contrary to what the Unions are saying, what we are actually doing is using the £320m budget - which we have protected - more effectively to get more disabled people into mainstream jobs - the same as everyone else.
"This follows the advice of disability expert Liz Sayce, who showed that support for disabled people should focus on effective schemes like Access to Work, instead of continually losing millions of pounds in segregated facilities like Remploy factories.
"All disabled workers affected by our announcement will benefit from an £8m package of employment support with a personal case worker and access to a personal budget."
England should have a 'regional government for the North', a West Yorkshire MP has claimed.
MPs from the region have clashed in the Commons over calls to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote.
Ministers deny claims by a Yorkshire MP that talks aimed at securing affordable insurance cover for flood risk homes are 'in disarray'.