HC Deb 22 June 1993 vol 227 c163W
Mr. Bradley

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what estimate he has made of(a) the extra expenditure and (b) savings for each year up to 2000 as a result of each of the main measures on disability benefits which he announced on 10 January 1990; and if he will make further projections for (i) extra costs and (ii) savings

Measure 1993–94 Cost/saving 1994–95 Cost/saving 1995–96 Cost/saving 2000–01 Cost/saving
£ million £ million £ million £ million
Introduction of disability living allowance +230 +290 +340 +490
Introduction of disability working allowance +20 +50 +50 +100
Abolition of the accrual of new rights to the earnings-related additions to invalidity pension -30 -70 -120 -550
Age related addition on severe disablement allowance +50 +60 +60 +70
Abolition of reduced earnings allowance in the industrial injuries scheme -80 n/a n/a -160
+=cost; -=saving.


1. Government Actuary and Department of Social Security (for disability working allowance).

2. Estimates for abolition of reduced earnings allowance in the industrial injuries scheme taken from Official Report of 19 January 1990 and converted to 1992–93 prices.


1. Figures are at 1992–93 prices.

2. Estimates take account of changes to income related benefit entitlement, except for disability working allowance which are gross costs.

3. Figures are rounded to the nearest £10 million, but are not accurate to that degree. Estimates for 2000–01 are subject to a considerable degree of uncertainty.