HC Deb 05 March 1991 vol 187 c122W
Mr. Meacher

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security (1) how many(a) 16 and 17 year-olds and (b) people aged 18 to 25 years have (i) lost entitlement to or (b) been refused income support since the introduction of the age additions in severe disablement allowance;

(2) how many recipients of severe disablement allowance have lost entitlement to income support as a result of the introduction of age-related additions from December 1990.

Miss Widdecombe

It is estimated that up to 5,000 people no longer require income support as a result of the award of age-related additions to severe disablement allowance. This is because their incomes are above income support level. Information about the number of people affected by reference to their ages is not available.

Source: Modelled using data drawn from the 1989 ASE.