26. Mrs. Slater
asked the Minister of Education what steps are being taken to train the blind for piano tuning.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd
The Royal Normal College, near Shrewsbury, provides training for blind piano tuners, and examinations for the National Diploma have been conducted by the College of Teachers of the Blind for the past thirty years. There is no shortage of training facilities for suitable candidates.
But is the right hon. Gentleman quite satisfied that the training at the Royal Normal College is adequate not only in the practical work of a piano tuner but also in business methods of which it is essential blind people should have some knowledge?