HC Deb 15 March 1994 vol 239 c631W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what estimate he has made of the number of existing recipients of invalidity benefit in the Doncaster area who will be disqualified under the new capacity test.

Mr. Scott

Numbers cannot be reliably estimated at this stage, but our current estimate is that around 200,000 of the people who will initially transfer to incapacity benefit from invalidity benefit may fail to satisfy the test within the first two years. The estimate cannot be broken down by district.

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