§ Mr. Boswell
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many persons(a) qualified for the higher mobility rate of Disability Living Allowance and (b) participated in the Motability scheme, in each of the last five years. 
§ Mr. Bayley
[holding answer 3 May 2001]: The information is in the table.
Recipients of the higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance and participants in the Motability scheme Thousand Year DLA higher rate mobility component recipients1 Current Motability agreements2 1996 1,253 299 1997 1,327 341 1998 1,346 366 1999 1,364 384 2000 1,409 392 1DSS Information Centre: five per cent. data 2Motability—includes War Pension recipients and Northern Ireland cases
Figures relate to 30 November