HC Deb 31 March 1920 vol 127 cc1237-8
79. Captain REDMOND

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that the Ministry of Health is now making grants-in-aid of services for the blind in Great Britain, and that their Lordships of the Treasury have promised to ask Parliament to vote an interim grant of £12,000 for services carried on for the benefit of the blind in Ireland; and if he will state when the House will be asked to sanction this amount?


The reply to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the latter part, a Supplementary Estimate for the current financial year makes provision, amounting to £7,000, for the payment of instalments of grants at a rate not exceeding 50 per cent of the estimated grants for the year.

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