HL Deb 30 July 1999 vol 604 c238WA
Lord Rix

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the number of Invalid Care Allowance recipients who undertake work; and whether they will express this figure as a percentage of the total number of recipients. [HL3711]

Baroness Hollis of Heigham

The estimated number of Invalid Care Allowance (ICA) recipients that undertake work in the form of paid employment or self-employment is around 50,000. This is 13 per cent. of ICA recipients.


  1. 1. The estimates are based on results from the 1997–98 Family Resources Survey (FRS) and are subject to a margin of error.
  2. 2. The number of recipients in work has been rounded to the nearest 10,000.
  3. 3. The FRS is limited to private households in Great Britain.