Lottery charity chief in deaf-jibe row

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The man who decides which charities get National Lottery handouts was facing a call for his resignation last night after saying he was "extremely impatient" with deaf people.

David Sieff, chairman of the National Lottery Charities Board, came under fire after telling an interviewer that the deaf did not have the same "emotive appeal" as the blind.

Labour MP George Foulkes said Mr Sieff, 56, a director of Marks & Spencer, should "consider his position" at the NLCB.

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