HC Deb 12 March 1984 vol 56 c65W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Social services, pursuant to the replies to the right hon. Member for Manchester, Wythenshawe on 16 December, Official Report, column 630, 9 February, Official Report, column 759 and 27 February, Official Report, column 78, if he will explain the basis on which he calculated that 500 married women aged under 20 years will be awarded severe disablement allowance annually when no person under 20 years is in receipt of housewives' non-contributory invalidity pension.

Mr. Newton

The figures, which were rounded and therefore give only a broad indication, reflect the fact that, for the married woman incapacitated before age 20, the conditions for severe disablement allowance will be easier to satisfy than those for non-contributory invalidity pension.