§ Ms. Richardson
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services whether all claims for invalid care allowance which resulted from the decision of the European Court to extend the benefit to married and cohabiting women and received before 31 August have now been granted and paid.
§ Mr. Scott
[holding answer 12 November 1987]: At 6 November, the latest date for which information is available, decisions had been given on some 116,000 of the 126,000 invalid care allowance claims received from married and cohabiting women by 31 August 1987. The remaining claims will be decided as soon as possible.