HC Deb 01 December 1911 vol 32 c984W

asked the President of the Local Government Board the number of persons in the United Kingdom who were both blind and deaf from birth, according to the most recent statistics available?


The latest figures relating to the number of blind and deaf persons are those for the Census of 1901. At that Census the total number of persons who were stated to be both blind and deaf, whether from birth or otherwise, was 470 in England and Wales, and sixty-three in Scotland: these numbers include a few persons who were afflicted with some other infirmity also. The numbers who had been both blind and deaf from birth cannot be stated. The figures relating to Ireland are not shown in the Report on the Census of that part of the Kingdom.