§ Mr. Lock
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will make a statement on the sums which were(a) budgeted for payment in disability working allowance in each of the last three years and (b) paid out to claimants in disability working allowance in each of the last three years. 
§ Mr. Denham
The information is given in the table.
Disability Working Allowance—granted and actual expenditure £ 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97 Granted (budgeted) 13,000,000 14,987,000 25,345,000 Actual expenditure 11,369,000 19,163,000 34,028,000
I. The figures are taken from the Appropriation Accounts for Class XII, Vote 1 for 1994–95, 1995–96 and 1996–97.