HC Deb 20 October 1994 vol 248 cc307-8W
Mr. John Marshall

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will give a breakdown of the 6.5 million disabled people between those(a) who suffer from impaired hearing, (b) who have defective sight, (c) who suffer from immobility and (d)those with other difficulties.

Mr. Bowis

The four Office of Population Censuses and Surveys surveys of disability in Great Britain, which were carried out between 1985 and 1988, found that over 6.2 million adults and 360,000 children under 16 had at least one disability. Full details are contained in report 1: "The Prevalence of Disability among Adults", and report 3: "The Prevalence of Disability among Children", copies of which are available in the Library.

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