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Volume 114: debated on Thursday 9 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people were in receipt of (a) mobility allowance, (b) war pensioners' mobility supplement, (c) attendance allowance at the lower rate, (d) attendance allowance at the higher rate, (e) invalid care allowance and (f) severe disablement allowance at the latest date for which figures are available.

The information requested is set out in the table:

BenefitLatest date for which figures are availableNumber of recipients
Mobility allowanceApril 1987474,000
War pensioners mobility supplementDecember 1986113,000
Attendance allowance
Lower rateMarch 19861348,000
Higher rateMarch 19861237,000
Invalid care allowanceMarch 198756,000
Severe disablement allowanceApril 19862261,000
1 Estimate.
2 Provisional estimate.