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Disability Living Allowance

Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many disability living allowance claimants had been diagnosed with cancer in each year between 2000-01 and 2004-05. (91570)

Information is not available in the format requested. The information that is available is in the table.

Disability living allowance: number of recipients at February in each of the years from 2001 to 2005 whose main disabling condition was recorded as "malignant disease"1

Numbers of DLA recipients

February

2001

50,500

2002

54,400

2003

55,410

2004

58,190

2005

61,400

1 “Malignant disease” includes all forms of cancer including carcinoma and leukaemia.

Notes:

1.Figures are rounded to the nearest 10 and exclude cases where payment of the benefit has been suspended because, for example, the disabled person is in hospital. 2. Where the recipient has more than one disability, only the main disabling condition which gives rise to entitlement to the benefit is recorded. Where the recipient is receiving both the DLA care and mobility components, it is the main disabling condition which gave rise to entitlement to the mobility component which is recorded. Source: DWP Information Directorate: Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study 100 per cent. data.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) men and (b) women in each constituency in Scotland receive the care component higher rate of disability living allowance. (95752)

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 my hon. Friend with the information required.

Letter from Terry Moran:

You asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) men and (b) women receive the care component higher rate of disability living allowance in each constituency in Scotland.

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 attached annex.

I hope this is helpful

Annex: Disability living allowance—cases in payment case load (thousands): Gender of claimant by parliamentary constituency of claimant (Westminster) with highest rate care award

Parliamentary constituency of claimant (Westminster boundaries—2005 onwards)

Case load (thousands) male

Case load (thousands) female

Aberdeen North

0.51

0.53

Aberdeen South

0.31

0.29

Airdrie and Shotts

0.80

0.97

Angus

0.48

0.51

Argyll and Bute

0.50

0.54

Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

0.79

0.81

Banff and Buchan

0.60

0.56

Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk

0.49

0.47

Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross

0.41

0.39

Central Ayrshire

0.60

0.67

Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill

0.81

0.96

Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East

0.60

0.71

Dumfries and Galloway

0.68

0.74

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale

0.48

0.48

Dundee East

0.55

0.63

Dundee West

0.66

0.75

Dunfermline and West Fife

0.52

0.56

East Dunbartonshire

0.37

0.41

East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow

0.61

0.62

East Lothian

0.57

0.59

East Renfrewshire

0.43

0.50

Edinburgh East

0.65

0.68

Edinburgh North and Leith

0.43

0.47

Edinburgh South

0.39

0.36

Edinburgh South West

0.52

0.45

Edinburgh West

0.43

0.47

Falkirk

0.68

0.76

Glasgow Central

0.74

0.75

Glasgow East

1.02

1.19

Glasgow North

0.48

0.48

Glasgow North East

0.97

1.10

Glasgow North West

0.87

0.94

Glasgow South

0.70

0.68

Glasgow South West

0.81

0.97

Glenrothes

0.68

0.71

Gordon

0.35

0.31

Inverclyde

0.66

0.65

Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey

0.52

0.54

Kilmarnock and Loudoun

0.68

0.72

Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

0.56

0.59

Lanark and Hamilton East

0.79

0.89

Linlithgow and East Falkirk

0.68

0.75

Livingston

0.74

0.80

Midlothian

0.53

0.57

Moray

0.45

0.45

Motherwell and Wishaw

0.76

0.85

Na h-Eileanen an Iar

0.14

0.13

North Ayrshire and Arran

0.65

0.70

North East Fife

0.34

0.33

Ochil and South Perthshire

0.56

0.62

Orkney and Shetland

0.22

0.18

Paisley and Renfrewshire North

0.61

0.71

Paisley and Renfrewshire South

0.61

0.67

Perth and North Perthshire

0.51

0.57

Ross, Skye and Lochaber

0.33

0.37

Rutherglen and Hamilton West

0.83

1.02

Stirling

0.55

0.55

West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine

0.28

0.28

West Dunbartonshire

0.77

0.84

Notes: 1. Case load (thousands): Totals show the number of people in receipt of an allowance, and exclude people with entitlement where payment has been suspended, for example if they are in hospital. 2. Parliamentary constituency of claimant (Westminster): These constituencies are used for the Westminster Parliament. For the May 2005 general election, the constituencies in Scotland changed. These constituencies are included in the table from May 2005 onward. Definitions and conventions: Case load figures are rounded to the nearest 10. Source: DWP Information Directorate: Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) men and (b) women in each constituency in the East Midlands receive the care component higher rate of disability living allowance. (96952)

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 required.

Letter from Terry Moran,:

You asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) men and (b) women receive the care component higher rate of disability living allowance in each constituency in the East Midlands.

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 attached annex.

I hope this is helpful.

Annex: disability living allowance cases in payment caseload: gender of claimant by parliamentary constituency of claimant (Westminster) with highest rate care awardParliamentary constituency of claimant (Westminster boundaries 2005 onwards)FemaleMaleAmber Valley570500Ashfield600630Bassetlaw580590Blaby350350Bolsover700690Boston and Skegness590550Bosworth380370Broxtowe460370Charnwood350290Chesterfield630650Corby500470 Daventry350330Derby North470510Derby South690660Erewash510470Gainsborough440440Gedling380420Grantham and Stamford400410Harborough360300High Peak450420Kettering370380Leicester East570490Leicester South560540Leicester West520560Lincoln460530Loughborough310300Louth and Horncastle720740Mansfield650610Newark420410North East Derbyshire530510North West Leicestershire420380Northampton North410450Northampton South430470Nottingham East580620Nottingham North760780Nottingham South530510Rushcliffe380340Rutland and Melton250270Sherwood570590Sleaford and North Hykeham470470South Derbyshire540620South Holland and The Deepings450400Wellingborough430420West Derbyshire360330Definitions and conventions:1. Caseload are rounded to the nearest 10; some additional disclosure control has also been applied.2. The boundaries of parliamentary constituencies do not correspond exactly to Government office regions (GORs).Source:DWP Information Directorate: Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many former British servicemen and women who became amputees while on active service are in receipt of disability living allowance. (98911)