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Blind Persons

Volume 87: debated on Thursday 21 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many registered blind people are over state retirement age.

Information is not available in the precise form requested. However at 31 March 1982, the latest date for which information—which is collated triennially—is available, the number of registered blind people over 65 years of age in England was 84,852. Further information about the breakdown into age groups can be obtained from the Department's publication 'Registered Blind and Partially Sighted Persons at 31 March 1982 England' a copy of which is available in the Library.