HC Deb 20 December 1999 vol 341 cc329-30W
Mr. Roy

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security (1) how many people received industrial injuries disablement benefit in(a) 1997, (b) 1998 and (c) 1999; and what was the total cost of industrial injuries disablement benefit in each of those years; [102305]

(2) how many claims for industrial injuries disablement benefit were paid in respect of stress-related disablement in (a) 1997, (b) 1998 and (c) 1999 to date. [102306]

Mr. Bayley

The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is in the tables.

Expenditure on industrial injuries disablement benefit
£ million
IIDB Expenditure
1996–97 685
1997–98 690
1998–99 706


Expenditure for 1997 and 1998 has been taken from the Departmental Report (ISBN 0-10-142312-8). Expenditure for 1999 has been taken from the Pre Budget Report.


DSS (Analytical Services Division).

Stress related disorders are not a prescribed disease for the purposes of Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit. Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit can be paid in relation to mental disorders only where an industrial accident has been identified as the cause of the disablement.

Industrial injuries disablement figures—accident assessments, current at April 1997 and April 1998, by mental and behavioural disorder
IIDB All accidents Mental and behavioural disorders
At 5 April 1997 212,000 700
At 4 April 1998 217,000 700


  1. 1. These figures are based on a 10 per cent. sample of Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit and include an adjustment for late statistical returns. Figures for 1998 are provisional.
  2. 2. Figures have been rounded.
  3. 3. Mental disorder is recorded in relation to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems.
  4. 4. Figures for 1999 are not yet available.


DSS (Analytical Services Division)

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