HC Deb 05 December 1989 vol 163 c155W
Mr. Battle

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security whether ME sufferers are entitled to be awarded attendance allowance by his Department under the terms of page 61 of his Department's handbook to delegated practitioners.

Mr. Scott

As the Attendance Allowance Board's "Handbook for Delegated Medical Practitioners" makes clear, entitlement to an attendance allowance depends entirely on the need for frequent attention, continual supervision or watching over arising from severe disability. Anyone whose attendance needs satisfy these criteria will qualify for an allowance, irrespective of the precise nature of their illness or disabling condition.

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