§ Mrs. Jane Kennedy
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is his latest estimate of the number of disability living allowance claims being completed per adjudication officer per day.
§ Mr. Scott
The administration of disability living allowance is a matter for Mr Michael Bichard, the chief executive of the Benefits Agency. He will write to the hon. Member and a copy will be placed in the Library.
Letter from Michael Bichard to Ms Jane Kennedy, dated 15 March 1993:As Chief Executive of the Benefits Agency, it is my responsibility to answer questions about relevant operational matters. I am therefore replying to your recent Parliamentary Question to the Secretary of State for Social Security asking for the latest number of Disability Living Allowance claims being completed per adjudication officer per day.As at 26/2/93 adjudication officers dealing with new claims to Disability Living Allowance were clearing on average 15 cases per day.It has to be borne in mind that because some cases are more complex than others this figure may vary week by week.I hope you will find this reply helpful. A copy of this reply will appear in the Official Report and a copy will also be placed in the Library.