109. Miss Ward
asked the Minister of National Insurance whether her attention has been drawn to the hardship imposed on many blind persons who undertake employment at low weekly rates of remuneration and have to pay full contributions to the Insurance Scheme as self-employed persons; and whether she will consider alleviating the position.
§ Dr. Summerskill
Any self-employed person whose income is £104 a year or less may claim exception from liability to pay contributions, and in assessing income for this purpose a blind pension is wholly disregarded.