§ Ms. Harman
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people applied for attendance allowance for the last 12 months for which figures are available; and of those how any were (a) granted, (b) refused and (c) allowed on appeal.
§ Mr. Newton
In 1983, the latest year for which information is available, there were 233,480 initial applications for attendance allowance. In the same year, 217,307 decisions were made on initial applications. Of these 159,491 resulted in awards and 57,816 were disallowed. In 1983, 5,527 awards were made on review following disallowance.