§ Mr. David Price
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is her estimate of the number of persons in Great Britain who are very severely, severely or appreciably handicapped, using the same definition of these terms as those used by Amelia Harris in Handicapped and Impaired in Great Britain, Social Survey Division, Office of Population Censuses and Surveys.
§ Mr. Alfred Morris
Applying the incidence of handicap for age and sex in this report to the mid-1974 population, it is estimated that the current number aged 16 or over living at home are:
Very severely handicapped … 170,000 Severely handicapped … 380,000 Appreciably handicapped … 660,000
Comparable statistics for those living in residential accommodation are not available.