(2) how much (a) social security appeal tribunals and (b) disability appeal tribunals cost in each of the last eight years.
The information requested in not readily available. The Tribunals Service will need to collate information from 40 different benefit types. The Tribunals Service is unable to break down the costs for each jurisdiction; however it can provide information on running costs for SSCSA for 2006-07 and 2007-08 and annual accounts for the Appeals Service prior to 2006-07.
I will write to the hon. Member very soon and place a copy in the Libraries of the House.