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Disabled Persons

Volume 98: debated on Wednesday 4 June 1986

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many registered disabled persons there are in Slough.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many registered disabled persons there are in the London borough of Newham.

The latest available data about the number of persons registered with the Newham social services department as physically or sensorily handicapped are set out in the table. There is no information held centrally about the numbers of registered mentally disordered persons.

Newham—Number of registered handicapped people
As at 31 MarchType of RegisterNumber of persons registered
1982Blind and Partially Sighted*880
1983Deaf and Hard of Hearing*334
1984General Classes*5,416
* Includes persons multiply handicapped and therefore on other registers.
†But excludes persons on the Register of the Blind.