§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the estimated cost in Wales for 1987–88 of the increased relief for blind persons.
§ Mr. Norman Lamont
[pursuant to his reply, 25 March 1987, c. 215]: About 45,000 blind people in the United Kingdom will benefit from the increased allowance at a cost of about £2 million. Information readily available centrally does not allow a reliable estimate to be provided of the effect on taxpayers in Wales.