§ 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.