HC Deb 13 December 1988 vol 143 cc532-3W
Mr. Hannam

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people there are in receipt of(a) mobility allowance, (b) attendance allowance, lower and higher rates, (c) war pensioners' mobility supplement, (d) invalid care allowance and (e) severe disablement allowance as at the latest available date.

Mr. Scott

The information requested is in the table.

Benefit Numbers of recipients
Mobility allowance 1554,000
Attendance allowance
Lower rate 2382,000
Higher rate 2259,000
War pensioners' mobility supplement 314,500
Invalid care allowance 4108,000
Severe disablement allowance 2260,000
1 At 2 December 1988.
2 At 4 April 1987.
3 At 30 September 1988.
4 At 28 November 1988.