HC Deb 28 April 1993 vol 223 c458W
Mr. Dewar

To ask the Secretary of State -for Social Security what consideration his Department is giving to the state of disability living allowance administration arising from reports of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration.

Mr. Scott

All reports received from the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration are fully and carefully considered by this Department. When an individual case report brings to light procedural weaknesses then appropriate remedial measures are put in hand. The Commissioner's annual report for 1992 refers to a significant number of complaints about the standards of service for disability living allowance which will be the subject of a later report.

Mr. Nigel Griffiths

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many disability appeal tribunals have been held in each region on the subject of disability living allowance; and if he will list their outcome.

Mr. Scott

The administration of disability appeal tribunals is the responsibility of the president of the independent tribunal service, his honour Judge Thorpe, and the hon. Member may wish to contact his office to obtain this information.