HC Deb 16 November 1948 vol 458 c27W
83. Lord Willoughby de Eresby

asked the Minister of Pensions the number of unemployability supplements, special hardship allowances and constant attendance allowances now being paid; the annual cost of each group of these allowances; and the proportion the totals bear to the present annual war pensions expenditure.

Mr. Marquand

The number of unemployability supplements in payment at 30th September, was 9,590; of special hardship allowances 4,300; of constant attendance allowances 5,580. The annual costs are about £820,000, £200,000 and £280,000, respectively. The proportions which these bear to the total expenditure on disablement pensions and allowances are 1.6 per cent., 0.4 per cent. and 0.6 per cent., respectively.