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Disability Living Allowance Statistics

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 4 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in Surrey include a person with a learning disability who receives the care component of disability living allowance at the (a) highest, (b) middle and (c) lowest rate. (82449)

The administration of disability living allowance is a matter for the Chief Executive of the Disability and Carers Service, Mr. Terry Moran. He will write to the hon. Member with the information requested.

Letter from Terry Moran:

You asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in Surrey include a person with a learning disability who receives the care component of disability living allowance at the (a) highest (b) middle and (c) lowest rate.

The Minister for Disabled People, Anne McGuire MP, promised you a substantive reply from the Chief Executive of the Disability and Carers Service.

The information available is in the following table:

Recipients of disability living allowance with learning difficulties by rate of care award as at November 2005 in Surrey parliamentary constituencies

Care component

Total with care component

Higher rate

Middle rate

Lowest rate

East Surrey

510

190

80

240

South West Surrey

290

90

50

150

Surrey Heath

280

80

40

170

Notes:

1. Numbers are rounded to the nearest 10.

2. Totals may not sum due to rounding.

3. Parliamentary constituencies are assigned by matching postcodes against the relevant postcode directory.

4. Figures are based on the care component condition only.

5. Information is only available for the Surrey parliamentary constituencies.

Source:

DWP, WPLS 100 percent data.

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