HC Deb 28 January 1986 vol 90 cc507-8W
Mr. Sheerman

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his estimate of totals and age ranges for (a) registered disabled persons and (b) registered mobility allowance holders; and what projections of future trends have been made in each case.

Mr. Newton

I shall let the hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.

Contribution record would receive under the scheme proposed in "Reform of Social Security" (Cmnd. 9691)and the Social Security Bill 1986. The amounts are on exactly the same basis as those shown in my hon. Friend's reply to my hon. Friend on 17 December 1985 at columns 147–48, but exclude the basic flat rate pension of £38.30. As earnings-related pensions to people retiring in this century are unaffected by the proposed changes set out in the Social Security Bill, the amounts up to and including 1998 are identical with those given earlier. The amounts shown for 2003 and 2008 do, however, reflect these changes. It should be noted that these figures are unlikely to replicate any individual's actual experience, since they assume that earnings remain constant at a given level throughout a person's working life.

broken down to show the number of items and the number of actual prescriptions; and how much has been paid to pharmacists for the items prescribed.

Mr. Hayhoe

The numbers of prescriptions broken down to show the number of items as well as total costs in the last five years in England were:

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