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Disabled Persons

Volume 31: debated on Tuesday 9 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people were registered blind and deaf without speech at the latest date for which figures are available; how many were blind and deaf with speech; and how many were hard of hearing and registered blind.

The number of registered blind people in England with additional hearing and speech handicaps at 31 March 1980, the latest date for which figures are available, was as follows:

Registered blind and deaf without speech290
Registered blind and deaf with speech1,630
Registered blind and hard of hearing3,710