§ Mr. Willetts
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much additional funding was awarded to the Appeals Service relating to the increase in Disability Living Allowance appeals in 2000–01. 
§ Maria Eagle
The Appeals Service was awarded an additional £2.809 million for 2000–01 in respect of disability appeals. This represents the total for Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance combined, where funding is provided by tribunal type rather than benefit.