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Disability Living Allowance: Scotland

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 17th October 2011.

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Photo of Margaret Curran Margaret Curran Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children in (a) Glasgow and (b) Scotland currently receive disability living allowance for cancer.

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

Information on the number of children in Glasgow local authority and Scotland receiving disability living allowance with malignant disease as their main disabling condition is contained in the following table.

Children (aged under 16) in receipt of disability living allowance in Scotland and Glasgow local authority with malignant disease as their main disabling condition, February 2011
Glasgow local authority 40
Scotland 290
Notes: 1. Case loads are rounded to the nearest 10. Totals may not sum due to rounding. 2. Figures do not include people with entitlement where the payment has been suspended, for example, if they are in hospital. 3. A diagnosed medical condition does not mean that someone is automatically entitled to DLA. Entitlement is dependent on an assessment of how much help someone needs with personal care and/or mobility because of their disability. These statistics are only collected for administrative purposes. Source: Department for Work and Pensions, Information Directorate 100% WPLS.

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