HC Deb 14 June 1982 vol 25 cc208-9W
Mrs. Renee Short

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) how many attendance allowances are currently payable to people supervising hyperactive mentally-handicapped children; and what percentage of the total number of attendance allowances currently in payment this represents.

(2) if he is satisfied that the problems of people caring for hypersensitive mentally-handicapped children are fully considered in their application for the payment of attendance allowances; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Rossi

I am satisfied that the Attendance Allowance Board is fully aware of the particular problems of hyperactive mentally-handicapped children in relation to their requirements for attendance allowance. The number of such children for whom attendance allowance is payable is not known.