HC Deb 09 May 1983 vol 42 c210W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish a table showing the estimated number of persons, per thousand population in England, Scotland and Wales, respectively, who are in receipt of mobility allowance at the latest convenient date.

Mr. Rossi

The information is as follows:

Number in receipt as at 25 April 1983 Rate per 1,000 population (estimated)*
England 192,110 4.1
Scotland 25,730 5.0
Wales 19,420 6.9
* Based on the estimate population as at June 1981.

The figures exclude those awarded mobility allowance under the Mobility Allowance (Vehicle Scheme Beneficiaries) Regulations 1977 (England 25,080; Scotland 2,300; Wales 1,490; at 25 April 1983).