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Registered Disabled And Blind Persons

Volume 14: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the latest estimated figure for the number of persons who are registered disabled persons and registered blind persons, respectively, in Scotland, with separate figures for Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen.

Local authorities in Scotland are required to inform themselves of the numbers of chronically sick and disabled persons, including the blind, in their areas, but there is no requirement to compile a register of such persons.The latest information available is contained in the bulletin "Social Work Case Statistics, 1980", a copy of which is held in the Library.