HC Deb 24 November 1994 vol 250 c283W
Mr. Dewar

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many claimants of(a) sickness benefit and (b) invalidity benefit received an adult dependency increase on behalf of an adult dependant who is not caring for dependent children.

Mr. Hague

The information is in the table.

Benefit Number of beneficiaries receiving an increase for an adult but not for a child
Sickness Benefit 24,000
Invalidity Benefit 378,000


Estimates of total number of recipients of adult dependency increases are based on a one per cent. sample of claimants in Great Britain at 3 April 1993, the latest date for which figures are available, rounded to the nearest thousand.