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Blindness Causes: Statistics

Volume 475: debated on Monday 2 June 1986

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will revive the statistics which were issued until 1979 on the causes of blindness.

The department intends to publish in the summer a statistical bulletin which will provide an analysis of the BD8 returns which show the causes of blindness and partial sight for persons aged under 16 for the years 1976–77 to 1983–84. Analysis of the returns which show causes of blindness and partial sight for other age groups will be published separately at a later date.