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Blind Persons

Volume 21: debated on Wednesday 7 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many persons were registered as blind in 1979, 1980 and to the nearest available date in 1981.

The number of people who were registered by local authorities in England as blind in 1979 and 1980 were

Year ending March 1979105,270
Year ending March 1980107,765
The frequency of collection of these returns has been reduced. There will be no return for the year ending March 1981. The next collection will be for the year ending March 1982. Thereafter figures will be collected every three years.