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Attendance Allowance

Volume 974: debated on Monday 26 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give the numbers (a) claiming attendance allowance at each rate, (b) receiving allowance, (c) appealing and (d) appealing successfully, in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and each English

NEW CLAIMS IN 1978
AdultsChildren
New claimsRate per thousand population*New claimsRate per thousand population*
Northern8,2013·474760·65
Yorks and Humberside11,2163·027920·68
North West17,6843·591,2230·78
East Midland and East Anglia11,4392·688980·68
West Midlands10,9952·827710·61
South East30,8632·372,4020·63
South West11,8933·565850·61
England102,2912·887,1470·66
Scotland10,7002·748730·68
Wales13,1106·175960·93
Great Britain126,1013·038,6160·68
Northern Ireland†5,4145·003280·72
NUMBERS‡ RECEIVING ATTENDANCE ALLOWANCE AT 31 DECEMBER 1978
Children
Standard Regions/CountryNumbersRate per thousand population*NumbersRate per thousand population*
Males
Northern6961·858902·36
Yorks and Humberside1,0021·681,3912·34
North West1,8242·272,1332·65
East Midland and East Anglia1,2211·791,3511·99
West Midlands1,2511·941,7212·67
South East3,1631·624,4392·28
South West6931·411,0462·13
England9,8501·7812,9712·34
Scotland9901·511,5062·30
Wales7292·208012·42
Northern Ireland‡6362·706642·82
Females
Northern5241·476601·85
Yorks and Humberside7721·361,1161·97
North West1,4101·851,5852·08
East Midland and East Anglia9711·509931·53
West Midlands9351·531,2402·03
South East2,4511·333,4731·88
South West6041·308071·74
England7,6671·469,8741·88
Scotland7151·151,1331·83
Wales5461·756151·97
Northern Ireland†4241·934582·09

region, respectively, at the last date for which figures are available, expressing each figure (i) per 1,000 adult population and (ii) per 1,000 child population.

[pursuant to his reply, 8 November 1979, c. 314]: It refers to reviews rather than appeals because further examination of the medical questions on attendance allowance, following their initial determination, is by way of review. Figures for reviews are not available separately for children and adults.

Adults

Standard Regions/Country

Numbers

Rate per thousand population

*

Numbers

Rate per thousand population

*

Males

Northern2,0801·843,1802·81
Yorks and Humberside2,7601·554,3402·44
North West4,6702·006,6902·87
East Midland and East Anglia3,6501·754,2402·04
West Midlands3,4101·804,2402·23
South East9,9001·5913,0102·09
South West2,9001·824,0252·53
England29,3701·7239,7302·33
Scotland2,9201·584,1202·24
Wales3,5303·493,7503·72
Northern Ireland‡2,4304·612,2604·29

Females

Northern3,4802·824,4603·61
Yorks and Humberside4,5402·355,9903·10
North West8,6003·3110,1003·89
East Midland and East Anglia6,3002·886,3102·89
West Midlands5,4202·716,2703·13
South East22,4903·3021,9503·22
South West6,3803·657,3604·21
England56,0203·0262,4403·37
Scotland4,9802·415,9002·86
Wales6,0505·435,7305·14
Northern Ireland†4,2907·693,6206·49

APPLICATIONS FOR REVIEW AND NUMBER SUCCESSFUL IN 1978

Region

Applications for review

Rate per thousand population

*

Successful reviews

Rate per thousand population

*

Northern1,5930·511,0630·34
Yorks and Humberside1,9270·401,3530·28
North West3,5300·542,4560·38
East Midland and East Anglia1,4360·269780·17
West Midlands1,7380·341,2040·23
South East4,6900·283,3660·20
South West1,9400·451,3560·32
England16,8540·3611,7760·25
Scotland1,7620·341,2280·24
Wales2,5190·911,7270·62
Northern Ireland†1,7551·146320·41

* Based on population figures estimated as at mid-1978.

† Figures for Northern Ireland have been supplied by the Department of Health and Social Services. Northern Ireland and relate to 4 January 1979.
‡ Estimated for adults. Figures previously supplied erroneously included persons who had ceased to receive the allowance.