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Blind Persons

Volume 113: debated on Monday 30 March 1987

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the estimated cost in Wales for 1987–88 of the increased relief for blind persons.

[pursuant to his reply, 25 March 1987, c. 215]: About 45,000 blind people in the United Kingdom will benefit from the increased allowance at a cost of about £2 million. Information readily available centrally does not allow a reliable estimate to be provided of the effect on taxpayers in Wales.