HC Deb 29 October 2002 vol 391 cc784-5W
Mr. Drew

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many DLA application refusals there were in each of the last 10 years; and how many of those refusals were later successfully appealed against. [77853]

Maria Eagle

The information requested is not available in the format requested.Such information is available in the table.

Number of rejected Disability Living Allowance Claims for the past 10 financial years
Number of DLA applicants rejected on first application
1992–93 208,730
1993–94 213,440
1994–95 256,410
1995–96 255,280
1996–97 276,125
1997–98 255,710
1998–99 208,200
1999–2000 190,390
2000–01 206,145
2001–02 192,320


Initial claim rejected information is available only at national level.


ASD Information Centre 100 per cent. data taken from 100 per cent. extract of monthly management information system and rounded to the nearest five.

The information requested regarding successful appeal against refusal is not available.