HC Deb 08 December 1927 vol 211 c1552
26. Colonel DAY

asked the Minister of Health whether any municipalities have decided to award pensions to blind unemployable men and women; and will he give the House the particulars?

The MINISTER of HEALTH (Mr. Chamberlain)

The information in the possession of my Department shows that 24 local authorities have accepted responsibility for bringing the income of blind unemployable men and women up to some fixed amount. In many other areas provision has been made for this class of the blind by arrangement between the authorities and voluntary agencies concerned.

Colonel DAY

Could the right hon. Gentleman take steps to recommend the other local authorities to carry out the same principle?


The matter is left to the discretion of the local authorities.