§ Mr. Chope
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many appeals against decisions against the withdrawal of disability living allowance were lodged in the last 12 months for which figures are604W available; how many appeals were decided during that period; and how many such appeals were successful (a) in whole and (b) in part. 
§ Ms Maria Eagle
The available information is in the table.
DLA Appeals in the period 1 December 2000 to 30 November 2001 Number Caseload (000)1 2,271.1 Appeals lodged2 85,085 Appeals cleared at hearing2 88,555 Appeals found in favour of appellant2 46,075
All figures are provisional and subject to change.
Figures rounded to the nearest 5.
DLA caseload figures are current at 31 August 2001, from 5 per cent samples of data. Caseload figures are expressed in thousands and have been rounded to the nearest hundred.
100 per cent download of the Generic Appeals Processing System.