HC Deb 18 February 1991 vol 186 c26W
Mr. Rooker

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many applicants in Birmingham for severe disability premium are(a) awaiting decisions of the appeal tribunal and (b) awaiting his Department's action following appeal tribunal decisions.

Miss Widdecombe

The responsibility for social security appeal tribunals lies with the president of the social security and medical appeal tribunals, His Honour Judge Derek Holden. He has supplied me with the following information:

  1. (a) just over 700 cases held by the Birmingham tribunal concern the income support severe disability premium and are awaiting decisions, listing or the adjudication officer's submission;
  2. (b) the information is not available, and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.