HC Deb 03 November 1995 vol 265 c527W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many applications his Department's Benefits Agency offices in the Doncaster and Mexborough area have received during the last 12 months in respect of chronic bronchitis and emphysema; of those how many have(a) been accepted on first application, (b) been refused, (c) gone to appeal and (d) been accepted following an appeal; and what were the figures for the previous 12 months. [39439]

Mr. Roger Evans

The administration of industrial injuries disablement benefit is a matter for Mr. Peter

Table 1: September 1993-October 1994
Successful Failed (reason)
Area Claims 20 year rule 20 year rule Lung test1 CAT 1 PNEUMOCO NIOSIS
South Yorkshire and Humberside 6,521 773 171 6,551 3,957
1 These figures were collected by the disability benefits centre at Leeds. Leeds DBC also dealt with other areas so the figures do not equate exactly.
Table 2: October 1994-September 1995
Area Claims Successful Failed (all reasons)
Doncaster 92 16 112
Rother and Dearne 141 21 187


Tables include claims received but not decided within the period.


100 per cent. count, figures are subject to amendment.