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Attendance Allowance

Volume 25: debated on Friday 18 June 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the award of attendance allowance at each rate in the past 12 months for which figures are available, indicating the length of time for which the awards were made.

The information is as follows:

Awards of attendance Allowance (New and Renewal Claims) 12

Months Ended 31 March 1982
YearsHigher rateLower rate
Less than 17301,220
1 less than 25,1208,200
2 less than 35,7009,220
3 less than 42,2503,360
4 less than 59001,400
5 and over but limited duration2,6505,360
'Life' awards*42,21059,020
TOTALS59,56087,780
* To age 16 only—for awards to parents in respect of a disabled child.