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Incapacity Benefit Tracking Study

Volume 593: debated on Thursday 3 September 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What is the present status of the Incapacity Benefit Tracking Study by Mr. Kirby Swales mentioned on page 72 of the Department of Social Security Research Yearbook 1995–96; and in particular what information the DSS holds about Incapacity Benefit leavers. [HL3141]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Social Security
(Baroness Hollis of Heigham)

Two research projects are being conducted into people leaving Incapacity Benefit. The first is the Tracking Study, which is being carried out by the department in-house using administrative records. The second is a large scale survey carried out for the department by the Policy Studies Institute. We plan to publish the reports of both research projects in the autumn.