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Blind Allowance

Volume 21: debated on Monday 29 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what recent representations he has received from the National League of the Blind and Disabled regarding the level of allowance for the blind; and what reply he has given.

A few hon. Members have forwarded to DHSS Ministers the National League's circular letter seeking the provision of a blindness allowance for all registered blind people. I am replying to the effect that, while we are sympathetic to the problems of the blind, the resources necessary to provide such an allowance are not available.