§ Mr. Michael Morris
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will make a statement explaining the criteria for eligibility for the day attendance allowance for families with (i) profoundly deaf young children, and (ii) partially deaf young children.
§ Mr. Alfred Morris
The conditions for entitlement for day attendance allowance for deaf children are the same as for other disabled children. The application of these conditions in individual cases is a matter for the Attendance Allowance Board. If the hon. Member is aware of any particular cases which are causing difficulty, I should be glad to look into them, taking them up with the board if appropriate.