HC Deb 04 December 1996 vol 286 c709W
Mr. Alan Howarth

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people were found to be not incapable of work for the purposes of invalidity benefit in each of the years 1991–92 to 1994–95 as a result of a Benefits Agency medical services examination. [6047]

Mr. Burt

The information is in the table.

Claims for sickness and invalidity benefits, referred to regional medical services, where the claimant was considered not incapable of work
Period Number of claimants found not incapable of work in normal occupation Numbers of claimants found not incapable of suitable alternative work
April 1991-March 1992 35,000 49,800
April 1992-March 1993 38,800 62,400
April 1993-March 1994 21,900 100,200
April 1994-March 1995 16,900 104,900
Regional Medical Services. Includes a small number of examinations made in relation to claims to severe disablement allowance.