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Incapacity Benefit

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many incapacity benefit claimants in receipt of incapacity benefit for two to five years have found (a) employment and (b) sustained employment in each year since 2000; (162355)

(2) how many incapacity benefit claimants in receipt of incapacity benefit for five years or more have found (a) employment and (b) sustained employment in each year since 2000;

(3) how many incapacity benefit claimants in receipt of incapacity benefit for between one and two years have found (a) employment and (b) sustained employment in each year since 2000.

The information is not available as claimants are not obliged to explain why they are leaving incapacity benefit, and the information we have, therefore, is not considered to provide an accurate picture.