HC Deb 30 October 1996 vol 284 c159W
Mr. Thurnham

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security when he expects to receive the results of the disability survey being carried out by his Department; and when he will publish the survey. [126]

Mr. Burt

We expect to receive the data from the disability survey in summer 1997, shortly after completion of field work. The disability survey is a follow-up to the family resources survey and analysis will require data from the two surveys to be merged; we expect to have a combined dataset by the end of 1997. Plans are currently being made for the analysis of this large and complex dataset, but no date for publication has been decided as yet. Details will be included in the Department's research programme announcement next year.