Disability Benefits (Scotland)

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 16th January 2002.

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Photo of Mr Peter Duncan Mr Peter Duncan Conservative, Galloway and Upper Nithsdale

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Galloway and Upper Nithsdale and (b) Scotland are in receipt of (i) disability living allowance and (ii) disability vehicle subsidy.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

There is no general subsidy on vehicles for disabled people. The table shows the total numbers of disability living allowance recipients, and how many of them use the higher rate mobility component of the benefit to obtain a vehicle on favourable terms through the motability scheme.

Disability living allowance recipients and number with a motability vehicle at 31 May 2001
Area Disability living allowance recipients(24) Number with motability vehicles
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale 3,510 (25)583
Scotland 248,665 37,822

(24) Number of DLA recipients rounded to the nearest five.

(25) Includes some motability customers in the Dumfries constituency as postcodes DG2 and DG3 cover both constituencies and data cannot be separated.

Source:

ASD Information Centre: 100% data

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