HC Deb 21 July 1986 vol 102 c105W
Mr. Clay

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, pursuant to his answer of 14 July to the hon. Member for Sunderland, North, he will list separately the net and gross costs of the increases in severe disablement allowance and invalid care allowance there specified.

Mr. Newton

The available information is as follows:

£ million
Gross additional cost in a full year Net additional cost in a full year
Severe Disablement Allowance
(i) 200 120
(ii) 2 *
Invalid Care Allowance (i) 65 *
(ii) about ½ *
* I regret there are insufficient data available for a reliable estimate to be made of the net cost.

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