HC Deb 13 December 1999 vol 341 c40W
Mr. Willetts

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his answer of 25 November 1999,Official Report, column 197W, on spending revisions, if he will provide a breakdown of the savings arising from changing disability benefit caseloads broken down between the different disability benefits. [101063]

Mr. Darling

The information is in the table.

The figures are consistent with those published in the November 1999 pre-Budget Report, and show expenditure in Great Britain.

£ million
1999–2000 2000–01 2001–02
Attendance Allowance —45 —114 —161
Severe Disablement Allowance —28 —50 —71
Disability Living Allowance —131 —330 —545
Incapacity Benefit —47 —90 —142
Total —250 —585 —920


1. The figures may not appear to sum due to rounding.

2. The forecast of expenditure on these benefits has used administrative data newly available since the forecast made for the March 1999 Budget. The new information on awards of the benefits indicated that estimates of future caseload levels should be lower than those underlying the Budget forecast.