HC Deb 14 November 1972 vol 846 cc64-5W
43. Mr. Loveridge

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will introduce grants along the lines of the constant attendance allowance to help those suffering in their own homes from terminal illnesses, where supported by a medical certificate.

Mr. Dean

A cash benefit along the lines of attendance allowance is not intended for those suffering from short terminal illnesses. The present attendance allowance provides cash help where there is need for long term care both by day and at night, and the lower rate allowance which we are introducing will also provide help where there is a long term need for care by day or at night.