§ Mr. Alan Howarth
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is the average number of changes of circumstances over a period of(a) three months and (b) six months for claims in respect of each of (i) incapacity benefit, (ii) severe disablement allowance, (iii) invalid care allowance, (iv) unemployment benefit, (v) income support where the claimant is unemployed, (vi) income support where the claimant is a lone parent and (vii) income support where a disability premium is payable. 
§ Mr. Burt
The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is in the table.
Average number of change of circumstances per customer: Benefit January-March 19961 January-June 19962 Income support 1.25 2.29 Invalid care allowance 0.93 1.82 1 Derived from income support live load figures for February 1996 and invalid care allowance live load for March 1996. 2 Derived from income support live load figures for May 1996 and invalid care allowance live load for June 1996. 1. All live load information is a snapshot of the number of cases at a point in time. The income support live load is counted quarterly, invalid care allowance live load monthly.