HC Deb 17 January 1992 vol 201 c654W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will estimate total annual cost to social security claimants of providing medical evidence required by the social security appeals procedures which is not provided under the national health service.

Miss Widdecombe

The Department's general policy is to provide medical evidence for Social Security claimants free of charge where this is required by the appeals system.