HC Deb 15 March 1973 vol 852 cc413-4W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the latest figures showing the percentages of registered blind and physically disabled

the inauguration on 15th March of a new observing site at Sutherland for the South African Astronomical Observatory, in which the Science Research Council is a joint partner with the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. The United Kingdom has maintained an observatory in South Africa since 1820 and the new arrangements, which have attracted world-wide interest, will provide observing facilities in the southern hemisphere for astronomers from the United Kingdom and many other countries.