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Disability Living Allowance

Volume 449: debated on Tuesday 25 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in Lancashire 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. (82756)

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, dated 24 July 2006:

You asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in Lancashire 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 tables:

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

Care component

Total with care component

Highest rate

Middle rate

Lowest rate

Blackpool, North and Fleetwood

410

140

70

200

Burnley

410

120

80

210

Chorley

430

140

50

240

Fylde

330

110

50

170

Hyndburn

490

140

80

260

Lancaster and Wyre

280

90

40

150

Morecambe and Lunesdale

410

150

60

200

Pendle

350

100

40

200

Preston

450

150

90

220

Ribble Valley

340

120

40

180

Rossendale and Darwen

340

110

60

170

South Ribble

360

100

70

190

West Lancashire

370

150

50

170

Notes:

1. Numbers are rounded to the nearest 10.

2. Totals may not sum due to rounding.

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

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

Source:

DWP, WPLS 100 per cent. data.

Recipients of disability living allowance with learning difficulties by rate of care award as at November 2005 in Lancashire local authorities

Care component

Total with care component

Highest rate

Middle rate

Lowest rate

Lancashire total

4,630

1,510

710

2,410

Burnley

410

110

80

210

Chorley

430

140

50

240

Fylde

250

80

40

130

Hyndburn

460

130

70

250

Lancaster

540

190

80

270

Pendle

350

100

40

200

Preston

560

190

90

280

Ribble Valley

200

80

20

110

Rossendale

240

80

40

120

South Ribble

410

110

80

230

West Lancashire

410

160

60

180

Wyre

370

120

60

190

Notes:

1. Numbers are rounded to the nearest 10.

2. Totals may not sum due to rounding.

3. The local authorities are assigned by matching postcodes against the relevant postcode directory.

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

Source:

DWP, WPLS 100 per cent. data.