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Appeals: Incapacity Benefit

Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many appeals have been lodged by claimants of incapacity benefit against a decision made to stop payment of the benefit in each of the last 11 years; how many such appeals were upheld in each year; and what the average time taken from an appeal being (a) received and logged and (b) logged and resolved was in each year. (243475)

The Tribunals Service and the Department for Work and Pensions are currently collating this information. I will write to the hon. Member very soon and place a copy of this letter in the Libraries of the House.