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Appeals, North East Region

Volume 204: debated on Friday 21 February 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list the number of appeals heard and decided by tribunals concerning (a) mobility allowances, (b) attendance allowances, (c) invalidity benefit, (d) injury and disablement benefit and (e) non-income related benefit in the North East region in the last two years.

The latest available annual statistics for social security appeal tribunals and medical appeal tribunals are for the year ending December 1990. The relevant information for the north-east region is given in the tables.

Social security appeal tribunalsHeard and decided appeals
Year ending December 1989Year ending December 1990
Mobility allowance214223
Attendance allowance2328
Invalidity benefit1,4181,354
Disablement benefit459637
Child benefit233271
Invalid care allowance7357
Maternity allowance1616
Retirement pension167168

Social security appeal tribunals

Heard and decided appeals

Year ending December 1989

Year ending December 1990

Severe disablement allowance2623
Unemployment benefit2,7872,194
Widows benefit11582

Medical appeal tribunals

Heard and decided appeals

1

Six months ending December 1989

Year ending December 1990

Mobility allowance1781,206
Severe disablement allowance36224
Disablement benefit1501,900

1Medical appeal tribunal statistics were collected from 1 July 1989.