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Blind Persons

Volume 927: debated on Monday 7 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many blind persons there are in Northern Ireland; and how many of them have access to a telephone in their own homes.

Information is not available about the number of blind persons in Northern Ireland. The latest information available on the numbers of blind persons registered with Health and Social Boards is as follows:

BoardNumber of Registered Blind PersonsDate
Eastern1,36931st December 1975
Northern40131st December 1976
Southern43231st December 1976
Western32031st December 1976
It is not known how many blind persons have access to a telephone in their own homes.