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Industrial Injuries Scheme

Volume 77: debated on Monday 15 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what was the number of appeals and references decided under the industrial injuries scheme by each of the medical appeals tribunals in England and Wales, listed separately, for the last three years for which figures are available;(2) what was the number of appeals and references decided favourably to the claimant in the last three years for whichfigures are available by each of the medical appeal tribunals in England and Wales, both in absolute terms and as a percentage of those submitted; what was the number decided unfavourably to the claimant both in absolute terms and as a percentage; and what was the number of unchanged decisions both in absolute terms and as a percentage;(3) what was the number of appeals and references decided by each of the medical appeal tribunals for England and Wales, listed separately, for mobility allowance for the last three years for which figures are available.

I regret that information is not available in the form requested. The tables show figures for the industrial injuries scheme in each region in England and Wales and for mobility allowance for Great Britain as a whole.1.

Industrial Injuries Scheme

Under this scheme, a decision which is unfavourable to the claimant does not necessarily mean that benefit entitlement is extinguished.

Decisions on Secretary of State references

Region

All decisions

Favourable to claimant

Unfavourable to claimant

No change

Number

Per cent.

Number

Per cent.

Number

Per cent.

England and Wales1,639682426614029618
North Eastern36615843153425515
London North129907018142116
London South11442376154119
Wales and South Western2807928150545118
Midland39816140142369524
North Western35215243137396318

Decisions on appeals by claimants—1983

Region

All decisions

Favourable to claimant

Unfavourable to claimant

No change

Number

Per cent.

Number

Per cent.

Number

Per cent.

England and Wales8,3343,2453937244,71757
North Eastern2,305943419941,26355
London North667317487134351
London South42917340521220448
Wales and South Western1,660462284831,15069
Midland1,51749232105792061
North Western1,7568584961383748

Decisions on Secretary of State references

Region

All decisions

Favourable to claimant

Unfavourable to claimant

No change

Number

Per cent.

Number

Per cent.

Number

Per cent.

England and Wales1,363567425564124017
North Eastern225934195423717
London North93606413142022
London South1335038745597
Wales and South Western2608533124485119
Midland27811040112405620
North Western37416945138376718

Decisions on appeals by claimants—1984

Region

All decisions

Favourable to claimant

Unfavourable to claimant

No change

Number

Per cent.

Number

Per cent.

Number

Per cent.

England and Wales7,7943,1954133844,26155
North Eastern2,068872428841,10854
London North7003234617236052
London South5001893843926853
Wales and South Western1,500454304631,00067
Midland1,3745393991774454
North Western1,6528185053378147

Decisions on Secretary of State references

Region

All decisions

Favourable to claimant

Unfavourable to claimant

No change

Number

Per cent.

Number

Per cent.

Number

Per cent.

England and Wales927405443463717619
North Eastern96555729301213
London North74425718241419
London South126332677611613
Wales and South Western2561054192365923
Midland134634738283325
North Western2411074492384218

2. Mobility Allowance

Decisions by medical appeal tribunals which confirmed the decision of a medical board are shown as being unfavourable to the claimant in the case of appeals and favourable in the case of references.

Decisions on appeals by claimants

Year

All decisions

Favourable to claimant

Unfavourable to claimant

Number

Per cent.

Number

Per cent.

19822,663703261,96074
19833,0701,000332,07067
19843,9331,107282,82672

Decisions on Secretary of State references

Year

All decisions

Favourable to claimant

Unfavourable to claimant

Number

Per cent.

Number

Per cent.

19826826384262
19833219591341
198410660440