HC Deb 21 June 1973 vol 858 cc201-2W
Mr. Tope

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is her policy on the recruitment, training and employment of blind persons as teachers.

Mrs Thatcher

Blindness is not a bar to employment as a teacher. Some blind teachers make a valuable contribution. In view of the obvious difficulties, blind persons are, however, well advised to explore employment prospects in the areas in which they hope eventually to teach before entering training.