§ 39. Mr. Waddington
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he remains satisfied with the steps so far taken by the Government to publicise the new attendance allowance for the severely disabled; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir K. Joseph
Yes. Already about 60,000 people have been awarded the allowance, substantially more than the 50,000 whom we expected to qualify, and over 30,000 further claims are being considered.