§ 31. Mr. Bob Russell
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people have lost the mobility component of their disability benefit in each of the past two years. 
§ Mr. Bayley
114,400 awards of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance stopped in 1997–98, and 129,900 in 1998–99. These figures are equivalent to around 7 per cent. of recipients. Awards stop in various circumstances, for example when recipients die, go to live abroad permanently, or experience a significant improvement in their ability to get around.