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Attendance Allowance

Volume 177: debated on Monday 23 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what measures he proposes to implement in order to increase the take-up of attendance allowance among members of the social security disabled persons register.

[pursuant to his reply of 11 July 1990,c. 243]: The reply should have read:

"We have no plans to mount such a campaign. The number of people receiving attendance allowance has more than doubled from 286,000 in 1979 to 763,000 in 1989".