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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:
|Board||Number of Registered Blind Persons||Date|
|Eastern||1,369||31st December 1975|
|Northern||401||31st December 1976|
|Southern||432||31st December 1976|
|Western||320||31st December 1976|