§ Mr. Steinberg
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what amount was recovered, under section 22 of the Social Security Act 1989, from the damages paid to victims of industrial injury for Durham for each year since 1989.
§ Mr. Scott
This is a matter for Mr. Michael Bichard, the chief executive of the Benefits Agency. He will write to the hon. Member with such information as is available.
Letter from Michael Bichard to Mr. Gerry Steinberg, dated 31 January 1994:
September 1990 to March 1991 April 1991 to March 1992 April 1992 to March 1993 April 1993 to December 1993 Number of benefit claimants who have repaid benefits to the CRU 3,390 19,181 44,398 25,888 Sum of money recouped by the CRU from benefit claimants £3.6 million £25.4 million £51.3 million £56 million
I hope my reply has been helpful.