HC Deb 11 January 1988 vol 125 c160W
Mr. Steel

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received about the lack of increase in board and lodging allowances for the mentally handicapped.

Mr. Scott

I have been asked to reply.

The residential care home limit that applies to mentally handicapped persons is to be increased by £10 to £160 from next April at the time of the general benefit uprating. The increase has been welcomed by, amongst others, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.