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Disability Allowance

Volume 165: debated on Friday 19 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will place in the Library the models of a points system disability allowance referred to in paragraph 3.15 of "The Way Ahead."

I will shortly place in the Library further information about the disability cost allowance based on a points index which is referred to in paragraph 3.15 of "The Way Ahead".

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what assumptions were made about existing entitlement to attendance and mobility allowance in the models of a points system disability allowance referred to in paragraph 3.15 of "The Way Ahead"; and if he will make a statement.

The points-based benefit schemes referred to in paragraph 3.15 of "The Way Ahead" would have replaced attendance allowance and mobility allowance.