HL Deb 11 February 2002 vol 631 cc131-2WA
Baroness Barker

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the estimated average cost to the Department for Work and Pensions each time an adjustment is made to each or any of the following benefits due to a claimant's stay in hospital for (i) over four weeks and (ii) over six weeks—(a) state retirement pension; (b) incapacity benefit; (c) severe disablement allowance; (d) disability living allowance; (e) attendance allowance; (f) invalid care allowance; (g) income support; (h) housing benefit; and (i) council tax benefit. [HL2660]

Baroness Hollis of Heigham

The information is not available in the format requested. The Benefit Agency's administration costs are published in theBenefits Agency Annual Report and Accounts 2000-01, copies of which are available in the Library.