§ Mr. Bradley
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what percentage of average earnings is represented by severe disablement allowance.
§ Mr. Scott
As at 4 April 1992, the latest year for which information is available, the average payment of severe disablement allowance was £37.45. This figure, which is based on the rates of benefit payable from 11 April 1991, represents 13.2 per cent. of national average earnings at April 1991.11One per cent. sample of claimants for Great Britain and New Earnings Survey (Great Britain) April 1991.