HC Deb 19 June 1989 vol 155 cc20-1W
Mr. Alfred Morris

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will make a statement on the progress so far of the work of the independent living fund.

Mr. Scott

The independent living fund is widely regarded as a success. By 30 April the fund had received 6,124 applications. Decisions had been made on 5,642 cases, of which 2,254 had been successful. The total benefit paid amounted to nearly £1.2 million.