To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people are in receipt of attendance allowance, mobility allowance and invalid care allowance in (a) the Kirklees district and (b) England and Wales.
The numbers of people receiving each benefit in Kirklees district could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. The latest available information about people receiving these benefits in England and Wales is in the table:
|Attendance Allowance (as at 31 March 1989)||1695,000|
|Mobility Allowance as at 15 November 1990)||539,000|
|Invalid Care Allowance (Scotland, England and Wales)2(as at 31 October 1990)||132,000|
|1 Statistical estimate.|
|2 Separate figures for England and Wales are not available.|
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will provide details for the Kirklees metropolitan district of the number of people currently, most recent figures, in receipt of each of the following benefits: (a) attendance allowance, (b) mobility allowance and (c) invalid care allowance, and an estimate of what level of take-up the above figures represent in terms of entitlement to benefit for the Kirklees district.
This information is not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list all forms of benefit that can be obtained through his Department; when each form of benefit was first introduced; and whether each form of benefit was introduced as an entirely new benefit or whether it superseded earlier benefit payments.
[holding answer 15 November 1990]: The information requested is in the table. The dates given are those of introduction of the benefit in its original form and it should be noted that many have since been modified.
|Attendance Allowance||December 71||New|
|Child Benefit||April 77||Family Allowance|
|Christmas Bonus||December 72||New|
|Community Charge Benefit1||April 90||Rate Rebate (England and Wales) Community Charge Rebate (Scotland)|
|Constant Attendance Allowance||July 48||New|
|Exceptionally Severe Disablement Allowance||July 48||New|
|Family Credit||April 88||Family Income Supplement|
|Guardians Allowance||July 48||Orphan's Pension|
|Housing Benefit—1 Rent Rebates||November 82— April 83||Local Authorities local schemes and supplementary benefit provision|
|Rent Allowance||as above||as above|
|Income Support||April 88||Supplementary Benefit|
|Industrial Death Benefit2||July 48||New|
|Industrial Disablement Benefit||July 48||New|
|Invalid Care Allowance||July 76||New|
|Invalidity Benefit||September 71||New|
|Maternity Allowance3||July 48||New|
|Mobility Allowance||January 76||New|
|One Parent Benefit4||April 77||Child Interim Benefit|
|Pneumoconiosis, byssinosis and miscellaneous diseases benefit5||March 52||New|
|Reduced Earnings Allowance||October 86||Special Hardship Allowance|
|Remission of certain NHS charges and payment of travelling expenses to hospital for NHS treatment on income grounds6||April 88||Replaced a similar scheme but with changes in the basis of assessment and with centralized administration|
|Retirement Allowance||April 88||Reduced Earnings Allowance for those of pension age who retired|
|Category A and B||July 48||New|
|Category C||July 70||New|
|Category D||July 71||New|
|Age addition||July 71||New|
|Graduated retirement benefit7||July 61||New|
|Additional pension (SERPS), payable also with widow's benefits (except Widow's Payment)||April 79||New|
|Severe Disablement Allowance||November 84||Non Contributory Invalidity Pension (NCIP)|
|Sickness Benefit3||July 48||New|
|Funeral Payments||April 87||Supplementary Benefit Single Payment|
|Maternity Payments||April 87||as above|
|Community Care Grants||April 88||New|
|Budgeting Loans||April 88||Supplementary Benefit Single Payments|
|Crisis Loans||April 88||Supplementary Benefit Urgent payments|
|Cold Weather Payments||November 88||Exceptionally Severe Weather Payments|
|Travel Grants, Settlement or Resettlement Loans||September 90||New|
|Statutory Maternity Pay 8||April 87||Maternity allowance for most employed women.|
|Statutory Sick Pay 8||April 83||Sickness benefit for most employed people|
|Unemployment Benefit 9||1911||New|
|Vaccine damage payments 10||March 79||New|
|War Disablement Pension||February 17||New|
|War Widow's Pension||February 17||New|
|Widow's Pension||July 48||New|
|Widow's Payment||April 88||Widow's allowance|
|Widowed Mother's Allowance||July 48||New|
|Workmen's Compensation Supplement||July 51||New|
1 Paid and administered by local authorities on behalf of the Department of Social Security (DSS).
2 Not payable in respect of deaths on or after 11 April 1988.
3 Superseded benefits payable under the various National Health Insurance Acts.
4 Named Child Benefit Increase prior to 1 April 1981.
5 Miscellaneous diseases first included in November 1954.
6 Administered by DSS on behalf of the Department of Health.
7 Payable only to people with accrued rights derived from payments to the graduated pension scheme from 1961 to 1975.
8 Statutory Sick Pay and Statutory Maternity Allowance are administered and paid by employers. Sickness benefit and Maternity Allowance are still available for those who do not qualify.
9 Paid and administered by the Department of Employment.
10 Paid via the Department of Health until 1982 when responsibility passed to DSS.