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Disabled People

Volume 177: debated on Monday 23 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people have (a) 40 per cent. or more disability and (b) 80 per cent. or more disability; and how many in each category are aged (i) 60 to 65 years, (ii) 65 to 70 years (iii) 70 to 75 years and (iv) over 75 years.

Information is not available in the form requested. Available details for people receiving industrial injuries disablement benefit and war disablement pension are in the table.

(a) Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
35 per cent. disablement and over75 per cent. disablement and over
Total (all ages)49,9506,780
Age 60–647,710820
65–697,7001,140
70–745,400670
75 and over6,460860

(b) War Disablement Pension

40 per cent. disablement and over

80 per cent. disablement and over

Total (all ages)

171,460

19,527

1 Of these about 48,000 are aged 65 or over.