HC Deb 29 November 2001 vol 375 cc1136-7W
Mr. Cousins

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants of attendance allowance there are broken down by each nation and region as at the most recent date for which figures are available; and if he will estimate the extent of underclaiming of attendance allowance. [12647]

Maria Eagle

The latest available information on the number of people receiving attendance allowance is in the table.

People in receipt of attendance allowance at 31 May 2001
Country and Government Office Region People in receipt
Great Britain 1,290,000
England 1,064,500
North East 62,800
North West 178,700
Yorkshire and Humber 112,100
East Midlands 97,300
West Midlands 134,500
East 112,100
London 112,500
South East 130,600
South West 123,900
Wales 95,800
Scotland 129,700


1. All figures rounded to the nearest hundred.

2. Estimates of the amount of underclaimed attendance are not routinely made.


Analytical Services Division: 5 per cent. data.

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