Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Medical Practitioners (Fees) on 24th February 1987.
Mr. Holt Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how much has been paid to medical practitioners for services in examining claimants for (a) mobility allowance and (b) attendance allowance in each of the past 15 years. comparable at 1985 prices.
Mr. Major The available information is in the table. Comparable information is not available for earlier years. All figures are at 1985 prices.
Total paid in respect of claims to: (a) Mobility allowance (in £) | (b) Attendance Allowance (in £)
1981-82 | 2,519,415 | 5,369,717
1982-83 | 2,964,121 | 7,194,835
1983-84 | 3,547,567 | 7,709,134
1984-85 | 4,770,862 | 8,701,248
1985-86 | 4,459,386 | 9,391,078