§ Mr. Ashley
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many of those disabled claimants currently receiving any additional payments he estimates will be worse off in the long-term when in receipt of the proposed disability premium.
§ Mr. Newton
I refer the right hon. Member to the technical annex published with the White Paper "Reform of Social Security: Programme of Action" (Cmnd. 9691), which includes tables illustrating the effect on claimants' underlying entitlement to benefit of the move to income support on the basis of the assumptions explained in pages 9 to 14. These compare the illustrative rates against information on claimant's present receipt of benefit, including additional requirements.