HC Deb 24 July 1973 vol 860 c357W
Mr. David Price

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people in Great Britain, at the latest convenient date, were in receipt of war disablement pensions, industrial injury and disablement benefits, invalidity pensions and invalidity allowances and attendance

Benefits Numbers
War disablement pension 358,000 (as at 31.12.72)
Industrial injury benefit 56,000 (as at 5.6.71)
Industrial disablement pension 204.000 (as at 30.9.71)
Industrial injury special hardship allowance payable where a gratuity has been awarded 59,000 (as at 30.9.71)
Invalidity pension including: 415,000 (as at 3.6.72)
Invalidity allowance:
(30p) 204,000
(60p) 75,000
(£1) 61,000
Attendance allowance:
Higher rate 94,000 (current figure)
Lower rate 8,000 (current figure)

Information is not available as to how many of the above persons are in receipt of more than one benefit.

Eligibility for these different benefits is not determined in accordance with the classifications used in the survey report, and data about the beneficaries are not therefore available in that form. The survey data relate to 1968–69. It is thus not possible to make the calculation my hon. Friend asks for in the last part of his Question.