HC Deb 14 February 1968 vol 758 c383W
Dr. David Owen

asked the Minister of Social Security what is the estimated cost of extending the constant attendance allowance to the civilian disabled.

Mrs. Hart:

The constant attendance allowance is a special benefit which is payable to a limited number of severely disabled pensioners under the war pensions and industrial injuries schemes. I have no means at present of estimating the cost of such a benefit for the population at large, but a clearer picture of the extent of severe disablement should emerge from the survey which my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health announced on 23rd October last.—[Vol. 751, c. 1332–3].