HC Deb 28 November 1991 vol 199 c591W
Dr. Godman

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, further to his answer to the hon. Member for Greenock and Port Glasgow,Official Report, 18 November, column 7, (a) how many of the 1,367 claims for disablement benefit were successful, (b) how many went to appeal at a tribunal, (c) what was the average amount paid out to successful claimants, (d) what was the total amount paid out in respect of these claims and (e) how many are awaiting hearings at appeal tribunals.

Miss Widdecombe

The administration of disablement benefit is a matter for Mr. Michael Bichard, the chief executive of the Benefits Agency. He will write to the hon. Member and copies will be placed in the Library and the Public Information Office.