HC Deb 09 April 1987 vol 114 cc405-6W
Mr. Hannam

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people were in receipt of (a) mobility allowance, (b) war pensioners' mobility supplement, (c) attendance allowance at the lower rate, (d) attendance allowance at the higher rate, (e) invalid care allowance and (f) severe disablement allowance at the latest date for which figures are available.

Mr. Major

The information requested is set out in the table:

Benefit Latest date for which figures are available Number of recipients
Mobility allowance April 1987 474,000
War pensioners mobility supplement December 1986 113,000
Attendance allowance
Lower rate March 1986 1348,000
Higher rate March 1986 1237,000
Invalid care allowance March 1987 56,000
Severe disablement allowance April 1986 2261,000
1 Estimate.
2 Provisional estimate.