HC Deb 27 April 1998 vol 311 c62W
Mr. Oaten

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many claims of industrial injuries disablement benefit were made in 1996–97; and how many he estimates will be made in 1997–98. [39899]

Mr. Denham

There were 70,640 claims to Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit in 1996–97. No estimates are made of the number of claims expected in future years. However, in the 9 months from April 1997 to December 1997 73,820 claims were made.


The data are based on a 10 per cent. sample of claims made.