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]
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.