§ Mr. Bradford
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many blind persons there are in Northern Ireland; and how many of them have access to a telephone in their own homes.
§ Mr. Carter
Information is not available about the number of blind persons in Northern Ireland. The latest information available on the numbers of blind persons registered with Health and Social Boards is as follows:
Board Number of Registered Blind Persons Date Eastern 1,369 31st December 1975 Northern 401 31st December 1976 Southern 432 31st December 1976 Western 320 31st December 1976 Total 2,522
It is not known how many blind persons have access to a telephone in their own homes.