HC Deb 02 December 1930 vol 245 cc1996-7W

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of blind persons of both sexes who are employed, or are undergoing training, in the workshops controlled by Scottish local authorities; the number of registered blind persons in Scotland not employed but employable; and the number fit to receive training but not being trained?


According to the central register kept by the Department of Health for Scotland, the numbers of blind persons in the categories mentioned at 1st April, 1930, the latest date for which information is available, were as follow:

Blind regarding the maintenance of blind persons, he intends to introduce legislation to remedy existing grievances


The recommendations contained in the recent report of the Scottish Advisory Committee on the Welfare of the Blind, who had before them the representations of the National League of the Blind are at present under consideration, and I am not yet in a position to state what steps may be taken as a result of the advisory committee's report.