HC Deb 08 January 2002 vol 377 cc707-8W
Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many disability claimants there were in(a) the United Kingdom and (b) the constituency of Gordon in November 2000. [23293]

Maria Eagle

The available information is in the table. Figures for Gordon at November 2000 are not available.

Recipients of disability living allowance and attendance allowance
30 November 2000 31 May 2001
Great Britain1
Disability living allowance 2,197.6 2,240.5
Attendance allowance 1,291.3 1,290.0
Disability living allowance 3 1,835
Attendance allowance 3 1,255
1 Based on 5 per cent, data, rounded to nearest 100
2 Based on 100 per cent, data, rounded to nearest five
3 Not available

The Northern Ireland Assembly is responsible for social security matters within Northern Ireland.