§ Mr. Alan Reid
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applicants for DLA were(a) granted on first application, (b) rejected on first application and did not appeal, (c) granted on appeal and (d) rejected on appeal in each of the last five years. [635021
§ Maria Eagle
Information is not available in the form requested. The available information is in the following tables.
Outcomes of first applications for disability living allowance in each of the last five years Year Successful applications Unsuccessful applications1 1997–98 211,200 255,700 1998–99 175,600 208,200 1999–2000 181,000 190,400 2000–01 211,300 206,100 2001–0222 171,200 158,000 1 Figures represent total number of unsuccessful applications; information is not available on how many did not appeal. 2 Figures are for nine months to 1 December 2001
Analytical Services Division Information Centre; 5 per cent. data rounded to nearest 100.
Awards of disability living allowance made on review or appeal in each of the last five years1 year2 Awards made on review3 Awards made on appeal 1997–98 37,700 13,100 1998–99 27,000 15,400 1999–2000 24,800 15,500 2000–01 16,600 25,900 2001–02 10,400 24,200 1A claim for DLA which is unsuccessful in one year may not be reviewed or go to appeal until the next year, so the tables are not directly comparable. 2Figures relate to 12 month periods to the end of February 3Figures include reconsiderations under the new system of decision making and appeals introduced from October 1999 4The numbers of appeals increased substantially after the introduction of the new system of decision making and appeals
Analytical Services Division Information Centre; 5 per cent. data rounded to nearest 100.97W
Discrete figures are not available for unsuccessful appeals involving first applications for DLA.