HC Deb 01 March 1955 vol 537 c260W
Mr. Watkins

asked the Minister of Health the number of registered blind persons for each of the counties in Wales and the number able to read Welsh Braille; and what provisions are being made for those who are Welsh speaking to receive literary material.

Mr. Iain Macleod

The information is as follows:

Counties Number Registered Number able to read Welsh Braille
Anglesey 157 1
Breconshire 176
Caernarvonshire 426 3
Cardiganshire 223 2
Carmarthenshire 597 1
Denbighshire 450 6
Flintshire 318 2
Admin. County 1,730 18
Cardiff C.B. 590
Merthyr C.B. 338
Swansea C.B. 395 10
Merioneth 106 6
Admin. County 768
Newport C.B. 221
Montgomeryshire 109 1
Pembrokeshire 360 6
Radnorshire 56
7,020 56

Under arrangements made by the Welsh Local Authorities, the library services of the Royal National Institute for the Blind, the National Library for the Blind, and (in the case of the North Wales' counties) the North Wales Society for the Blind, are available to Welsh blind readers of Braille and Moon.