§ Mr. Hannam
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many deaf people are in receipt of(a) disability premium and (b) severe disability premium.
§ Mrs. Gillian Shephard
I regret that the information requested is not available. However, in May 1988, the latest date for which information is available, 248,000 income support claimants were receiving the disability premium; and 35,000 the severe disability premium.
Source: Annual Statistical Inquiry.