HC Deb 21 June 1988 vol 135 c543W
Mrs. Beckett

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) how many people, at the latest date for which information is available, were in receipt of(a) invalidity benefit, (b) invalidity benefit and supplementary benefit, (c) severe disablement allowance and (d) severe disablement allowance and supplementary benefit;

(2) how many people were in receipt of severe disablement allowance at the latest date for which figures are available.

Mr. Scott

The information is as follows:

  1. (a) 899,000 at April 1986
  2. (b) 112,000 at May 1987
  3. (c) 261,000 at April 1986
  4. (d) 136,000 at May 1987