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

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on the Attendance Allowance on 12th May 1987.


Mr. Pike Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many claims regarding attendance allowance are awaiting determination resulting from the recent Court of Appeal decision regarding the interpretation of continual supervision; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Major Some 6,000 cases are awaiting determination because they may be affected by the recent Court of Appeal judgment. The attendance allowance board expects soon to issue guidelines to its delegated doctors on the application of the judgment, which will enable decisions to be given in these cases.