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Blind Persons

Volume 643: debated on Wednesday 28 June 1961

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asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that blind persons are finding it progressively necessary to use telephones; and if he will consider making allowances to those who are registered as being afflicted by blindness in respect of the rates of charges for telephone calls.

I can well believe that blind people are using the telephone more often. It is hardly practicable, however, to apply differential telephone charges to particular groups, and I am sorry I am not prepared to make a concession.