HC Deb 07 July 1983 vol 45 c156W
Mr. Dixon

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services why his Department has decided that attendance allowances will not be paid to parents whose mentally handicapped children attend local authority establishments for short periods of respite care; and if he will reconsider the decision.

Mr. Newton

This has been the position under all previous Administrations since attendance allowance was introduced. We are in fact seeking to change it, as I announced in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Exeter (Mr. Hannam) on 30 June 1983.—[Vol. 44, c.144.]

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