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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Attendance Allowance

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Attendance Allowance on 3rd March 1987.


Mr. Ashley Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will introduce a third and higher rate attendance allowance to enable disabled people to pay for the care attendance they need to live outside an institution.

Mr. Major In general, we do not intend to make significant changes in disability benefits in advance of the review we propose to undertake when we have the results of the current major survey by the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys into the numbers, circumstances and needs of disabled people. We are, however, considering with the disability organisations the future arrangements within the income support scheme for payments to severely disabled people, some of whom might otherwise be obliged to live in an institution.