HC Deb 23 December 1981 vol 15 c440W
Mr. Hoyle

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of registered blind persons benefit from the doubling of the blind person's tax allowance; and whether he will now extend this to aid all blind persons.

Mr. Ridley

[pursuant to his reply, 22 December 1981]: About 20 per cent. As a result of the legislation in the 1981 Finance Act, which removed restrictions on eligibility to the relief, this is now available to all blind persons who are liable to tax.