HC Deb 13 February 1996 vol 271 cc549-50W
Ms Walley

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many applications for disability living and mobility allowance there have been from patients who have had laryngectomies; and what percentage of these applications have been successful. [14049]

Mr. Andrew Mitchell

The precise information requested is not available. Successful claims for disability living allowance are recorded by type of disability. Between March 1993 and November 1995, some 63,000 awards were recorded under the category of malignant diseases, some of which may have involved laryngectomies.