HC Deb 28 November 1996 vol 286 c394W
Mr. Alan Howarth

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will show for the financial year 1995–96(a) the total number of claims, (b) the number reviewed under the all work test, (c) the number found capable of work following the application of the all work test and (d) the number found capable of work who subsequently signed on as unemployed, broken down by (i) former invalidity benefit claimants, (ii) incapacity benefit claimants since 1995, (iii) income support claimants, (iv) severe disablement allowance claimants and (v) people in receipt of national insurance credits only. [410]

Mr. Burt

Information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is in the table.

April 1995 to March 1996 Incapacity benefit claimants Severe disablement allowance claimants
Claims 1,054,000 96,000
All work tests prompted 11,700,000 1
Disallowances following all work test 90,000 3,000
Incapacity benefit leavers who claimed unemployment benefit 240,000 n/a
All figures are from the 100 per cent. monthly count from the incapacity benefit computer system unless otherwise specified.
1Includes former invalidity benefit claimants, new claimants and national insurance credits only cases, also includes a small number of severe disablement allowance cases.
2Figures are rounded to the nearest thousand.


Employment Service.

Mr. Burden

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is his Department's estimate of the numbers of claimants receiving unemployment benefit as a result of the rejection of their claim for incapacity benefit. [745]

Mr. Roger Evans

As at 13 September 1996, the latest date for which figures are available, 25,616 people were receiving unemployment benefits who had been disallowed incapacity benefit immediately prior to registering for employment.