§ Mr. Flynn
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what was(a) the total number of people in receipt of either mobility allowance or attendance allowance or both as at the end of March 1992 and (b) the total number of people in receipt of either disability living allowance or attendance allowance at the latest available date.
§ Mr. Scott
[holding answer 22 February 1993]: The information requested is estimated as follows:
(a) 31 March 1992 Thousands Benefit Number of recipients Attendance Allowance (all ages) 1,059 Mobility Allowance 1685 Both Attendance Allowance and Mobility Allowance 2170 Total 1,574
(b) Latest available date Thousands Benefit Number of recipients Attendance Allowance (over 65) 3719 Disability Living Allownce 41,103 Total 1,822 1 Figure excludes small number of cases already converted over to Disability Living Allowance. 2 Figure includes small number of Attendance Allowance cases that have been suspended eg because of hospitalisation. 3 As at 31 March 1992-the latest date for which data is available. 3 4 All data provisional. Figures based on a 5 per cent, sample of live cases on the Disability Living Allowance system at 30 November 1992 with estimates made of both Attendance Allowance and Mobility Allowance cases awaiting conversion. It will include a small number of suspended cases.