§ 61. Mr. R. YOUNG
asked the Minister of Health the actual amount of money spent annually by Poor Law authorities on the training of the blind; whether there is sufficient factory accommodation provided for those already trained: and whether steps are to be taken to provide the necessary accommodation whereby those already trained, and in training, may be afforded the means of earning their own livelihood?
§ Dr. ADDISON
It is not possible to give the figure as to the expenditure of Poor Law authorities on the training of the blind asked for by the hon. Member. No separate records are kept by the authorities in question. As regards factory accommodation, there is a shortage, and proposals are now under consideration with a view to taking steps towards making good the present deficiency.