§ Mrs. Beckett
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people in Scotland were in receipt of(a) attendance allowance at (i) the higher rate and (ii) the lower rate, (b) invalid care allowance, (c) mobility allowance, (d) invalidity benefit, (e) severe disablement allowance, (f) industrial disablement pension,(g) war disablement pension, (h) retirement pension, (i) unemployment benefit, (j) supplementary pension and (k) supplementary allowance, at the latest date for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Scott
The latest available information for each benefit is as follows:
Numbers (a) Attendance allowance (i) the higher rate 18,500 (ii) th lower rate 30,600 (b) Invalid care allowance n/a (c) Mobility allowance 59,700 (d) Invalidity benefit 126,600 (e) Severe disablement allowance 28,500 (f) Industrial disablement pension 16,200 (g) War disablement pension 18,900 (h) Retirement pension 816,500 (i) Unemployment benefit 106,200 (j) Supplementary pension 1,670,800 (k) Supplementary allowance 1,509,300
Note.—The figures for supplementary pension and supplementary allowance are based on live load counts which are the number of cases in action rather than the number of people receiving benefit: the data are provisional and subject to amendment.