HC Deb 27 April 1998 vol 311 c62W
Mr. Oaten

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people whose main disabling condition is deafness were awarded disability living allowance(a) between June 1996 and May 1997 and (b) since June 1997 (i) on their initial application, (ii) at review and (iii) at appeal. [39897]

Mr. Denham

The information is set out in the table.

People whose main disabling condition is deafness awarded disability living allowance.
Type of award 1 June 1996 to 31 May 1997 1 June 1997 to 28 February 1998
All types of award 3,000 3,580
on initial application 1,720 1,880
on review 680 940
on appeal 600 760


Analytical Services Division: 5 per cent. data.