HC Deb 21 March 2000 vol 346 c474W
Mr. Ennis

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what estimates he has made of the number of severely disabled children aged three and four years who will benefit from the provisions of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999 in(a) Barnsley and (b) Doncaster. [115199]

Angela Eagle

This information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is as follows.

In 2001–02, we estimate that approximately 7,000 severely disabled children aged three or four in Great Britain will become entitled to the higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA). If the proportion of gainers in the areas requested were in line with the proportion of all DLA higher rate mobility recipients in these areas, about 60 children would qualify in both Barnsley and Doncaster.