§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many cases the Independent Tribunal Service has cleared in 1990–91, 1991–92 and 1992–93.
§ Mr. Scott
I have been informed by the office of the president of the Independent Tribunal Service that the total number of cases cleared in the years in question was as follows:
Appeal Tribunal 1990–91 1991–92 1992–931 Social Security (SSAT) 118,902 131,835 117,660 Medical (MAT) 23,521 23,319 18,948 Disability (DAT) — — 2,811 Total 142,423 155,154 139,419
1Year to 31 January 1993.
These figures cover a complex and fast-changing state of affairs. If the hon. Member is aware of any specific problems, he may wish to contact the president's office.