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Blind People (Taxation)

Volume 116: debated on Monday 11 May 1987

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the reply of 30 March, Official Report, column 398, to the hon. Member for Alyn and Deeside (a) how many blind people claim the blind person's tax allowance, (b)how many of these pay income tax and (c) how many of these do not pay income tax.

[pursuant to his reply, 6 May 1987]: Of the 145,000 registered blind people in the United Kingdom, it is estimated that about 45,000 have sufficient income to benefit from the blind person's tax allowance.