§ Mr. Bradley
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if people claiming income support pending an appeal against a decision that they are capable of work will be credited for national insurance purposes for the period between lodging an appeal and the hearing.
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
To ensure that credits are available for the period pending an appeal against a decision that a person is capable of work, he should register as available for employment. If he fails to do this, incapacity credits will be awarded only for the period if his appeal succeeds.
Registering as available for employment will not prejudice the outcome of his appeal.