HC Deb 19 July 1977 vol 935 cc427-8W
36. Mr. George Rodgers

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, in view of the savings incurred by a disabled person receiving care at home rather than in hospital or sheltered accommodation, he will review the criteria which establish an entitlement to the attendance allowance.

Mr. Alfred Morris

Apart from our intention to modify the six months' re-qualification condition for those who have previously been entitled to attendance allowance, which I announced in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Eccles (Mr. Carter-Jones) on 27th June—[Vol. 934, c. 80–1.]—we have no other proposals for changing the medical requirements under which some 260,000 people are now receiving this allowance. If my hon. Friend has any particular case or point in mind, I shall be pleased to consider it.