§ 19. Sir R. THOMAS
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that in some places there is overlapping and waste of effort in the administration of blind welfare work; and whether he will arrange for a conference of Blind Persons Act committees with a view to the adoption everywhere of methods making for a greater degree of unification in this work?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Sir Kingsley Wood)
If the hon. Member will furnish information as to the places which he has in mind, my right hon. Friend will be happy to consider it, but as at present advised, he sees no necessity for such a conference as is suggested. I may remind the hon. Member that the transfer under the Local Government Act, 1929, of Poor Law functions to the county and county borough councils should result in improved co-ordination of the work of local authorities for the welfare of the blind.