§ Mr. David Hunt
[holding answer 11 May 1993]: The latest available information on those in receipt of industrial injuries disablement benefit in Wales is given in the following table:
Industrial injuries disablement benefit assessments in Wales1 at 4 April 1992 All ages Aged 50 to 65 years Males Number 16,910 5,550 Percentage of population within the age group 1.2 2.3 Females Number 1,720 670 Percentage of population within the age group 0.1 0.3
Sources: 10 per cent. sample of Department of Social Security cases, OPCS 1991 mid-year estimates of population (provisional).
1 A small number of people may have more than one assessment.