§ Mr. Gareth Wardell
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will outline the grounds on which payments and backpayments of the severe disability premium are being withheld from those on income support and attendance allowance; and whether he has plans to legislate retrospectively so that payments do not have to be made if the Court of Appeal decides in favour of disabled people.
§ Miss Widdecombe
I refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Easington (Mr. Cummings) on 27 February 1991 at column541.