HC Deb 09 November 1971 vol 825 cc107-8W
36. Mr. Winterton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what number of people are now drawing the constant attendance allowance.

Mr. Dean

Payments of the new attendance allowance are not due to begin until 6th December, but 36,000 awards had been made up to 2nd November, the latest date for which figures are available.

43. Mrs. Sally Oppenheim

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will request local authority departments to inform those who are on the register of the chronically sick and disabled that they may be eligible for a constant attendance allowance.

Mr. Alison

My right hon. Friend has already asked local authorities to help in bringing all social security benefits, including attendance allowance, to the attention of all those likely to be eligible.