HC Deb 30 October 1996 vol 284 c160W
Mr. Burden

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will publish evaluation studies of the standards of medical tests conducted on claimants for incapacity benefit seen by doctors of the Benefits Agency medical service. [757]

Mr. Burt

The performance of Benefits Agency medical service doctors is continuously monitored under local management arrangements to ensure that agreed standards of medical advice are maintained. A major study looking at the consistency of application of the all work test was recently carried out, and a report is being prepared for publication.