HC Deb 16 May 1978 vol 950 c158W
Mr. Channon

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received about the need for a blindness allowance for blind people; what are the Government's intentions; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Alfred Morris

My right hon. Friends and I have received a number of representations about the introduction of a blindness allowance. We have made it clear that we are prepared to examine proposals for a comprehensive disablement income, which would clearly include those who would be eligible for blindness allowance.