§ Mr. Wallace
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what estimate he has made of the annual saving from the withdrawal of the mobility component of disability living allowance after a claimant has been hospitalised for(a) four weeks and (b) 12 weeks in the case of children. 
§ Mr. Andrew Mitchell
The information requested is in the table.
£ million 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 (a) Adults (four weeks) 20 35 35 (b) Children (12 weeks) 5 10 10 Total 25 40 45
1. Estimates assume an end of July start date. 2. Estimates rounded to nearest £5 million. Totals may not sum due to rounding.