§ Mr. Martyn Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many(a) social security, and (b) medical appeals there were in each of the last three years in (i) Wales (ii) England, and (iii) Scotland.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
The latest national administrative statistics available in the form required are for the year ending 31 December 1987. The information provided in the attached table is for the years ending 31 December 1985, 1986 and 1987.
I regret that equivalent information is not available for medical appeal tribunals.
Estimated number of appeals lodged 1985 1986 1987 Wales 12,640 16,032 18,248 England 194,806 224,190 250,114 Scotland 39,948 54,519 60,646 Total 247,394 294,741 329,008
The information given is considered an estimate because the figures include a small proportion of referrals to social security appeal tribunals by adjudication officers.