HC Deb 25 October 1976 vol 918 c66W
Mrs. Chalker

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what will be the cost of extending the mobility allowance to children under the age of 5 years.

Mr. Alfred Morris

The hon. Lady will know that it is estimated that there might be up to 30,000 children between the ages of 5 and 15 who will qualify for mobility allowance. On the same basis, and assuming a lower age limit of 2, in order to exclude toddlers, the cost, for perhaps 10,000 additional eligible children, would be over £2 million a year.