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Employment and Support Allowance: Sight Impaired

Volume 502: debated on Tuesday 8 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many new claims for employment and support allowance which were granted were made on the grounds of problems with vision, including visual acuity and visual fields, between October 2008 and February 2009; and how many people assessed for employment and support allowance on the basis of problems with vision, including visual acuity and visual fields, have been judged (a) suitable for the Support Group, (b) suitable for the Work Related Activity Group and (c) as fit for work. (304540)