HC Deb 14 April 1972 vol 834 cc246-7W
Mr. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people are now receiving constant attendance allowance.

Mr. Dean

At 7th April, 1972, the new attendance allowance was being paid in respect of just over 72,000 severely disabled people; this number comprised almost 55,000 adults and just over 17,000 children. The total of allowances in payment is less than the number of awards in the main because of cessations on death, or suspension of payment for people in hospital or prescribed accommodation.