HC Deb 03 March 1986 vol 93 c61W
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are his plans on the entitlement in Scotland to the disability premium for blindness for the planned income support scheme and housing benefit schemes.

Mr. Newton

Blindness will entitle a claimant to the proposed disability premium for income support in Scotland as in England and Wales. Blind people will similarly receive a higher entitlement for help with their housing costs under the new housing benefit scheme.