HC Deb 27 October 1998 vol 318 c99W
Mr. Gordon Marsden

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many former incapacity benefit recipients have(a) transferred to IS/JSA and (b) entered employment at the end of their claim, in each of the last three years. [55939]

Mr. Andrew Smith

The number of people who actually made a claim to unemployment benefits and the number who were placed into employment, in each of the last three operational years, is shown in the table.

1995–96 1996–97 1997–98
Total number of new claims taken on behalf of ex-IB claimants 40,257 76,551 109,995
Total number of job placings of ex-IB claimants 920 3,535 5,323

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