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Disability Living Allowance

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people aged 65 and over are receiving the mobility component of disability living allowance (a) at the higher rate, (b) at the lower rate and (c) in total; [111679](2) how many people aged

(a) 60, (b) 61, (c) 62, (d) 63 and (e) 64 made a successful claim for the mobility component of disability living allowance in each of the last five years; and what the average age was of successful mobility claimants in each of the last five years; [111680]

(3) how many people in receipt of the mobility component of disability living allowance reached their 65th birthday in each of the last five years. [111683]

As at 30 November 2002, the latest date for which information is available, about 538,000 people aged 65 and over were receiving the disability living allowance mobility component, of which some 496,500 were receiving the higher rate and around 41,500 were receiving the lower rate. The other information requested is in the table.