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Industrial Injuries Benefits

Volume 458: debated on Wednesday 14 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claims were made for industrial injury benefit in each of the last 10 years; and of these how many were (a) paid with another benefit and (b) subject to clawback by the Compensation Recovery Unit. (126417)

[holding answer 9 March 2007]: Information on how many claims for industrial injury benefit in each of the last 10 years were paid with another benefit is not available.

The available information is in the following tables.

New industrial injury benefit claims1

Number (thousand)

1996-97

78.5

1997-98

93.7

1998-99

73.2

1999-2000

86.9

2000-01

75.4

2001-02

63.4

2002-03

80.2

2003-04

72.4

2004-05

54.5

2005-062

49.0

1 Figures up to and including 2001-02 are based on a 10 per cent. sample. Figures from 2002-03 onwards are based on 100 per cent. data. Figures are for all industrial injuries benefit claims including reduced earning allowance, and include a small number of claims from people resident overseas.

2 Figures are provisional and subject to change.

Source:

DWP Information Directorate

Number of compensation claims received in compensation recovery unit, where there has been a recovery of industrial injuries disablement benefit

Financial year of recovery

Number of claims

2003-04

9,420

2004-05

9,231

2005-06

9,260

Source:

Compensation recovery unit management information statistics