§ Mr. Clelland
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many new claims for disability living allowance were received in 1994–95; and how many of those claims were rejected by the Benefits Agency. 
§ Mr. Andrew Mitchell
The information is not available in the format requested. Figures are collected for claims processed in a year and also for disallowances. However, a claim received in one year, for example in March 1995, may not be decided until the following statistical year, for example in April 1995. Information available is set out in the table.
Disability Living AllowanceAwards and disallowances on new claims between 1 April 1994 and 31 March 19951 2 3 Number Claims received 504,000 Claims disallowed3 256,000
Analytical Services Division.
1Figures are rounded to the nearest thousand.
2100 per cent. data.
3Also includes disallowances made by disability appeal tribunals.27W