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Disabled Persons (Telephones)

Volume 977: debated on Monday 28 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will provide the latest available estimate of the total number of telephone installations in Scotland that have been assisted by local authorities under the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970.

It is estimated that between 1 January 1973 and 31 March 1979 local authorities in Scotland paid for the installation of 4,100 telephones. Information about earlier years is not available.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will provide the latest available estimate of the total number of telephone adaptations in Scotland that have been assisted under the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970.

It is not the practice to publish official forecasts of unemployment.