HC Deb 08 November 1999 vol 337 c385W
Mr. Hancock

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people have claimed the higher rate of disability living allowance(a) this year and (b) in each of the last three years. [97267]

Number of people receiving the highest rates of DLA at 31 May each year.
DLA recipients 1996 1997 1998 1999
Highest rate of care component (alone or with lower rate of mobility component) 85,300 98,500 107,000 109,200
Higher rate of mobility Component (alone or with middle or lowest rate of care component) 974,800 1,032,400 1,061,500 1,069,600
Highest rate of care component and higher rate of mobility component 235,900 260,900 274,900 282,700


Analytical Services Division; 5 per cent. data.