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Severe Disablement Allowance

Volume 174: debated on Tuesday 12 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how much it would cost to uprate the severe disablement allowance to the full basic invalidity rate at 1990–91 prices.

We estimate that the gross cost of increasing the basic rate of severe disablement allowance to the basic rate of invalidity pension would be about £250 million a year; the net cost would be about £110 million a year.