HC Deb 31 March 1994 vol 240 c1018W
Ms Armstrong

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is his estimate of the number of people entitled to claim invalidity benefit in each region.

Mr. Scott

Information is not available in the form requested. The available information is in the table:

Invalidity Benefit recipients on 4 April 1992 by Region
Region Invalidity benefit recipients
Northern England 137,000
Yorkshire and Humberside 137,000
East Midlands 80,000
East Anglia 31,000
South East England—Greater London 109,000
South East England—excluding Greater London 134,000
South Western 78,000
West Midlands 120,000
North Western England 247,000
Scotland 200,000
Wales 159,000
Overseas 8,000
Total—Great Britain 1,439,000

Note: Based on a 1 per cent. sample of claimants in Great Britain at 4 April 1992, the latest date information available, rounded to the nearest thousand. Figures may not sum due to rounding.

Mr. Alan Howarth

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people in receipt of invalidity benefit have occupational pensions; and what is his source of information on this.

Mr. Scott

About 40 per cent. of invalidity benefit recipients were in receipt of occupational pensions in 1990 and 1991.

The information is drawn from the 1990 and 1992 family expenditure surveys and is subject to significant margins of error.