HC Deb 21 April 1999 vol 329 c592W
Ms Jenny Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people were receiving severe disablement allowance in(a) the UK and (b) the West Midlands on 31 March. [81163]

Mr. Bayley

Information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is in the table. Figures for 31 March 1999 are not yet available.

Severe disablement allowance recipients
31 August 1998
United Kingdom 385,412
Northern Ireland 15,612
Great Britain 369,800
West Midlands 31,840


Both systems exclude a small number of cases held clerically.


Northern Ireland: 100 per cent. sample of the Benefit computer system.

Great Britain and West Midlands: 5 per cent. sample of the benefit computer system.

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