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Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many benefits applicants resident in (a) Aylesbury and (b) Milton Keynes were required to take a medical examination in each year since 2000; and how many of those examinations were undertaken in (i) Luton, (ii) Aylesbury and (iii) Euston. (255634)

The available information is in the following tables.

Number of benefit customers resident in Aylesbury and Milton Keynes who have been required to take a medical examination in each year since 2000

Aylesbury postcodes

Milton Keynes postcodes

2000

1,830

2,914

2001

2,118

2,678

2002

1,925

3,071

2003

1,818

2,515

2004

1,982

2,838

2005

2,422

3,545

2006

2,033

2,816

2007

2,992

3,662

2008

2,430

3,302

2009

305

355

Source:

Medical Services

Number of customers with Aylesbury postcodes (HP1-24 and HP27) and the examination centres where their examination took place

Aylesbury MEC

Luton MEC

Euston MEC

Marylebone MEC

2000

1,494

14

322

2001

1,797

83

238

2002

1,796

79

50

2003

1,762

24

32

2004

1,929

11

42

2005

2,212

152

58

2006

1,804

202

27

2007

2,255

725

12

2008

1,788

637

5

2009

222

83

Note:

Euston Medical Examination Centre closed in 2005. All customers previously referred to Euston were transferred to Marylebone Medical Examination Centre in 2006.

Source:

Medical Services

Number of customers with Milton Keynes postcodes (MK1-19, MK 21, MK23, MK40-46) and the examination centres where their examination took place

Aylesbury MEC

Luton MEC

Euston MEC

Marylebone MEC

2000

1,485

1,391

38

2001

602

2,008

68

2002

1,082

1,964

25

2003

1,153

1,339

23

2004

1,311

1,484

43

2005

1,806

1,696

43

2006

1,496

1,309

11

2007

2,303

1,353

6

2008

1,685

1,615

2

2009

183

172

Source:

Medical Services