§ Sir Ian Gilmour
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many disabled people are at present receiving weekly domestic assistance additional requirements payments of(a) less than £10 per week and (b) £10 and more a week.
§ Mr. Scott
The supplementary benefit domestic assistance addition can be awarded on the grounds of old age, ill-health, disability or heavy family responsibilities. Available information on the number of claimants receiving the addition does not distinguish between the four groups. The available data indicate that, in totals approximately 4,000 claimants are receiving domestic assistance additions of less than £10 a week and less than 1,000 are receiving additions of £10 or more. However, because of the small sample size, this information should be treated with caution.
Source: Annual statistical inquiry—February 1986.