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Incapacity Benefit: Finance

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 12 September 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average cost was of dealing with a single incapacity benefit claimant in the last period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. (155228)

The Department accounts for its administrative expenditure by strategic objective as set out in its public service agreements (PSA) and by individual requests for resources (RfRs) as set out in the Departmental Estimates and Accounts, and not by benefit. Information on administrative expenditure by strategic objective is available in the annually published Departmental Report, copies of which are available in the Library.