§ Mr. Barry Field
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will make a statement on the decision not to restore disability living allowance to Daniel Mark Hadlow, JJ 57 29 82 C.
§ Mr. Scott
The administration of disability living allowance is a matter for Mr. Michael Bichard, the chief executive of the Benefits Agency. He will write to my hon. Friend.
Estimated proportion of people over state pension age expected to be entitled to: Full-rate basic retirement pension Less than full-rate basic retirement pension Some SERPS Income support Per cent. Per cent. Per cent. Per cent. 1993–94 66 28 40 16 1998–99 67 28 53 — 2003–04 67 29 67 — 2008–09 68 29 80 —
No figures readily available for income support entitlement for 1998–99, 2003–04 and 2008–09 but the analysis which underpins "The Growth of Social Security" for 1999–2000 is consistent with a relatively unchanged percentage to the end of the century.
Source: GAD/DSS Analytical Services.