§ Mr. Salmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security (1) how many claims were submitted for attendance allowance in each year since 1990 for(a) Scotland and (b) the United Kingdom; how many went to appeal; and what percentage were accepted upon appeal;
(2) how many claims were submitted for disability living allowance in each year since 1990 for (a) Scotland and (b) the United Kingdom; how many went to appeal; and what percentage were accepted upon appeal.
§ Mr. Hague
The information is not available in the form requested. The available information is in the tables.287W
Attendance Allowance Great Britain Scotland All Claims Received Appeals Registered All Claims received 1990–91 429,295 n/a n/a 1991–92 594,497 n/a n/a 1992–93 500,388 2,130 51,260
Disability Living Allowance New claims received Appeals registered Successful appeals Year Great Britain Scotland Great Britain Scotland Great Britain Scotland 1992–93 523,695 63,631 6,918 n/a 33 per cent. n/a 1993–94 428,927 53,716 29,617 2,141 50 per cent. 43 per cent.
Source: Analytical Services Division DSS.
1. Prior to 1992 there was no right of appeal for Attendance Allowance claimants.
2. DLA appeal figures for 1992–93 may include a small number of Mobility Allowance cases.
3. Appeals registered in the period shown may not relate to claims made during the same period.
4. Successful appeals are those where the rate of award has been increased, figures include cases where the disabled person's condition has deteriorated since the initial decision was made.
This Department is responsible for social security only in Great Britain. For information relating to Northern Ireland I refer the hon. Member to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.