asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many disabled persons there are in the Province, classified by the various types of disablement.
The numbers of disabled persons included on registers maintained by health and social services boards are as follows.
|Disability||Number of Persons|
|Deaf without speech||526|
|Deaf with speech||354|
|Hard of hearing||445|
|Organic nervous diseases—epilepsy,disseminated sclerosis, poliomyelitis, etc.||1,788|
|Neuroses, psychoses and other nervous and mental disorders not included in organic nervous diseases||1,554|
|Other disabilities—amputation, arthritis, rheumatism, injuries, etc.||5,485|