HC Deb 07 March 1990 vol 168 c678W
Mrs. Wise

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people currently receive invalid care allowance; and how many of them are on income support.

Mr. Scott

The estimated average number receiving invalid care allowance in 1989–90 is 110,000. The latest information is that at May 1988 there were some 8,000 income support recipients where invalid care allowance was also in payment to themselves or their partner.