HC Deb 10 May 2001 vol 368 c321W
Mr. Davidson

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what the average length of time is that people spend on Incapacity Benefit in(a) Glasgow, Pollok, (b) the City of Glasgow, (c) Scotland and (d) the UK. [160830]

Mr. Bayley

The average duration of Incapacity Benefit for claims terminated in the period 1 April 1998 to 31 March 1999 is 1,094 days in Scotland and 1,027 days in Great Britain. If people who leave Incapacity Benefit for Retirement Pension are excluded, the average duration is 525 days in Scotland and 500 days in Great Britain.


  1. 1. Figures are taken from a 1 per cent. sample of claims.
  2. 2. Information is not available by constituency or local authority area.
  3. 3. The Northern Ireland Assembly is responsible for social security matters within Northern Ireland.