HC Deb 30 January 2004 vol 417 c599W
Mr. Frank Field

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of attendance allowance claims, processed since the new claim pack was introduced in October 2003, have been subject to appeal. [146742]

Mr. Pond

[pursuant to his reply, 7 January 2004, c. 458W]: The information given contained an inaccuracy in one of the figures; that of the number of decisions made in November 2003. The correct information is tabled as follows.

The following information shows the number of decisions made on new Attendance Allowance claims in the months of October and November 2003 and the number of Attendance Allowance appeals registered in the same months. Decisions appealed in October and November will contain a mix of claims made on the old and new forms. No separate data are available.

October 2003 November 2003
Decisions made 35,111 30,521
Appeals registered 1,213 1,120
Percentage 3.45 3.67

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