HC Deb 25 October 1982 vol 29 cc305-6W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the occasions on which the attendance allowance board has met in the past 12 months; in how many applications for the allowance the board itself made the decision either on initial application or review; and what proportion of total decisions this constituted.

Mr. Rossi:

In the 12 months ended 30 September 1982, the attendance allowance board met on 51 occasions to consider individual claims and on three occasions to consider policy issues. The board made decisions on 456 claims, including reviews, this figure representing 0.22 per cent. of all decisions made by or on behalf of the board.