HC Deb 20 May 2002 vol 386 c30W
14. Mr. Swayne

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his target is for reducing the number of incapacity benefit claimants.[55501]

Mr. Nicholas Brown

We have no targets for reducing the number of people who claim Incapacity Benefit. We are committed to giving all people of working age the help and support they need to find jobs where they are able to do so, and providing security for those who are unable to work.

Jobcentre Plus will give these opportunities but there is no question of forcing disabled people into work against their will.