Oral Answers to Questions — Blind Persons (Financial Assistance).

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 25th June 1941.

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Photo of Dame Florence Horsbrugh Dame Florence Horsbrugh , Dundee

Subject to certain statutory provisions the question whether financial assistance is to be granted to any particular blind person, and, if so, the amount of the assistance, is a matter for the determination of the local authority concerned, and the scheme under the Blind Persons Acts, which they adopted in 1938, does not require my right hon. Friend's approval. I understand that the withdrawal of the financial assistance previously granted in the case to which my hon. Friend refers is in accordance with this scheme.