§ Mr. RAFFETY
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of dissatisfaction with the provisions of the Blind Persons Act, 1920; whether he has received representations asking for the extension of the scope of the Act; and whether it is the intention of the Government to introduce or further a Bill for the amendment of the Act?
§ Mr. WHEATLEY
As regards the first part of the question, I am not aware of any general dissatisfaction with the provisions of the Blind Persons Act. The answer to the second part is "yes." These representations are receiving consideration, and I am not at present in a position to say whether the Government will be prepared to promote legislation for the amendment of the Act.