asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) if he will list the number of cases and the rate per 1,000 population in each area board who received assistance with the provision of aids in 1983–84;(2) if he will list the number of cases and the rate per 1,000 population in each area board who received assistance with adaptations to the home in 1983–84;(3) if he will list the number of cases and the rate per 1,000 population in each area board who received assistance with the installation of telephones in 1983–84;(4) if he will list the number of cases and the rate per 1,000 population in each area board who received assistance with the payment of telephone rentals in 1983–84.
The information for the year ended 31 December 1983 is as follows. Figures for 1984 are not yet available.
|Type of assistance Health and Social Services Board||Number of cases||Rate per 1,000 population*|
|Provision of personal aids†|
|Northern Ireland Total||12,587||8·00|
|Adaptations to homes‡|
|Northern Ireland Total||2,972||1·89|
|Assistance with installation of telephones|
Type of assistance Health and Social Services Board
Number of cases
Rate per 1,000 population*
|Northern Ireland Total||869||0·55|
|Assistance with payment of telephone rentals|
|Northern Ireland Total||4,104||2·61|
* The population figures used in the calculation of rate per 1,000 in the table were taken from the general register office's estimated population for each area at mid-year 1983.
† The information relates only to personal aids supplied through the social services departments of health and social services boards. Information about aids provided by boards through the hospital and community nursing services is not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
‡ In addition to those adaptations. the Northern Ireland Housing Executive carried out 6,059 adaptations to its own dwellings to meet the needs of disabled people and made 281 improvement and intermediate grants for private sector dwellings for a similar pupose.
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the number of cases and the rate per 1,000 population in each area board who received assistance with holidays in 1983–84.
Assistance with holidays is provided in Northern Ireland by both the health and social services boards and the education and library boards. The information for 1983–84 is as follows:
|Number||Rate per 1,000 population|
|Health and social services board|
|Education and library boards|