HC Deb 17 May 1993 vol 225 cc56-7W
Mr. Hain

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many(a) men and (b) women receive invalidity benefit in Wales; what percentage of those are aged between 50 and 65 years; and what are each of those figures as percentages of the Welsh population.

Mr. David Hunt

[holding answer 11 May 1993]: The latest available information on those in receipt of invalidity benefit in Wales is given in the following table:

Invalidity benefit beneficiaries in Wales at 30 March 1991
All ages Aged 50 to 65 years 50 to 65 years as a percentage of all ages
Number 108,400 66,400 61
Percentage of population within the age group 7.7 27.2 1
Number 38,200 18,300 48
Percentage of population within the age group 2.6 7.2 1

Source: 1 per cent. sample of claimants, Department of Social Security, OPCS provisional 1991 mid-year estimates of population.

1 Not applicable.

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