HC Deb 14 February 1995 vol 254 c607W
Mr. Hood

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people are expected to be in receipt of incapacity allowance for the years ending April 1996, 1997 and 1998; and how many of those will be(a) single, (b) claimants with partners and (c) claimants with dependant children.

Mr. Hague

[holding answer Friday 27 January 1995]:The information is not available in the format requested. The available information is in the table.

Estimated number of claimants in receipt of incapacity benefit
1996 1997 1998
Total 1,800 1,685 1,635
Total with adult dependency increase 410 345 300
Total with child dependency increase 120 115 115


1. Estimates are provisional and as such will be subject to revision at a later stage.

2. Figures rounded to the nearest thousand.

3. Figures take account of the estimated effect of the new medical test.

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