§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what are the number of people in receipt of disability living allowance, for each component and attendance allowance, for each component in(a) the London borough of Newham, (b) the Wembley disability benefits centre and (c) nationally.
§ Mr. Scott
The administration of disability living allowance and attendance allowance are matters for Mr. Michael Bichard, the Chief Executive of the Benefits Agency. He will write to the hon. Member.
Letter from Mr. M. Bichard to Mr. Tony Banks, dated 6 December 1993:The Secretary of State for Social Security has asked me to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking what are the number of people in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DL.A), for each component and Attendance Allowance (AA), for each component in (a) the London Borough of Newham, (b) the Wembley Disability Benefits Centre (DBC) and (c) nationally.The information that you have requested for people in the London Borough of Newham and also for DLA payments in the area covered by Wembley DBC are not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. However, the information in the following table answers a part of your question. The latest available figures are for quarter ending 31 March 1993.
DLA National Care Component Higher rate care 206,000 Middle rate care 293,000 Lower rate care 154,000 Total 653,000 Mobility Component Higher rate mobility 887,000 Lower rate mobility 145,000 Total 1,032,000For AA there is only one component which is care, although there are two rates for which I have provided details.204W
National Wembley DBC Higher rate 368,000 51,000 Lower rate 522,000 78,000 Total 890,000 129,000All figures are provisional and are rounded to the nearest thousand.I hope this reply is helpful.