DLA: The Numbers

I was on BBC Talkback earlier to comment on the Belfast Telegraph lead-story today about DLA claimant levels.

I thought Slugger readers may like to see the stats behind the headlines.

The stats detailed in this written answer show the change in the average number of people in receipt of Disability Living Allowance between 2010 and 2014, broken down by Northern Ireland constituency.

Overall, about one in 9 of Northern Ireland’s population is in receipt of DLA – compared with around 1 in 20 in England. In West Belfast, 1 in every 5 of or so is in receipt of DLA.

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Free market libertarian. Businessman. Small government advocate. Former Vice-Chair, Conservative Party in NI. Fellow, Institute of Economic Affairs. Former Regional Chair, Business for Britain (the business voice of VoteLeave).