HC Deb 05 February 1985 vol 72 c528W
Sir David Price

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what would be the annual cost of introducing a blind allowance for all registered blind persons at the same rate as the non-contributory invalidity allowance.

Mr. Newton

The cost of a blindness allowance at the same rate as non-contributory invalidity pension — now severe disablement allowance — is estimated to be £140 million a year.