§ Mr. Redmond
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether the figures quoted on 23rd February, 1971, in reply to a Question about handicapped persons cover only the general classes of the physically handicapped and exclude the blind, partially sighted, deaf and hard of hearing; and whether he will make a statement on the effect which this exclusion had on the figure showing reduced expenditure per person by the county borough of Bolton during 1969–70.
§ Sir K. Joseph
Yes, as the reply indicated. Since expenditure on the blind, partially sighted, deaf and hard of hearing was excluded from all the figures quoted comparisons between individual years and individual authorities were not affected.