HC Deb 30 November 1992 vol 215 c69W
28. Mr. Miller

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will make a statement on the methods by which he plans to make savings from invalidity benefit.

Mr. Scott

We will streamline the medical control procedures which already apply to all claims for incapacity benefits. People invited for medical examinations will be given more notice, and asked to give reasons if they cannot attend; and improved reports by examining doctors will reduce the number of people who are invited to attend a second examination. This better use of resources will help to ensure that benefit is paid only to those who satisfy the entitlement conditions laid down by Parliament.