§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) how many people he expects will benefit from the enhancement of disability benefit for those with 60 per cent. or more disablement;
(2) whether he proposes to improve the disability benefit for those assessed at 30 per cent. to 50 per cert. disability; and how many people are within this group.
§ Mr. Rossi
It is estimated that some 14,000 people with assessments of between 60 per cent. and 90 per cent. will benefit from the proposals contained in paragraph 22 of the White Paper "Reform of the Industrial Injuries Scheme"—Cmnd. 8402—published last November. It is not proposed to improve the disability benefit for those assessed at 30 per cent. to 50 per cent. disability. There are an estimated 81,000 in this latter group.