HC Deb 06 March 2002 vol 381 c411W
Miss McIntosh

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people claimed incapacity benefit in the York and North Yorkshire area in(a) 1997, (b) 1999, (c) 2000 and (d) 2001. [28197]

Mr. Nicholas Brown

The available information is in the table.

Number of people claiming incapacity benefit in York and North Yorkshire local authority areas
York North Yorkshire1
31 August 1997 4,700 14,300
31 August 1999 4,500 14,000
31 August 2000 4,800 13,900
31 August 2001 4,800 14,700
1 North Yorkshire includes Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough and Selby.


Figures are rounded to the nearest 100.


Figures are taken from a 5 per cent. sample of the incapacity benefit computer system and exclude a small number of cases held clerically.

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