§ 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.