§ Mrs. Beckett
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will estimate the number of people who satisfy the test of incapacity for work for the purposes of severe disablement allowance, but do not satisfy the test of 80 per cent. disability; and what is the cost of benefits currently in payment to such people.
§ Mr. Newton
As at 2 July, 1,165 people who satisfied the incapacity for work test had been assessed as less than 80 per cent. disabled for the purposes of severe disablement allowance. Information about the cost of benefits currently in payment to these people is not available.