The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1983-1987 Parliament

Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Attendance Allowance – 3 March 1987

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.