§ Mr. Ronnie Campbell
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list the number of appeals heard and decided by tribunals concerning(a) mobility allowances, (b) attendance allowances, (c) invalidity benefit, (d) injury and disablement benefit and (e) non-income related benefit in the North East region in the last two years.
§ Mr. Scott
The latest available annual statistics for social security appeal tribunals and medical appeal tribunals are for the year ending December 1990. The relevant information for the north-east region is given in the tables.
Social security appeal tribunals Heard and decided appeals Year ending December 1989 Year ending December 1990 Mobility allowance 214 223 Attendance allowance 23 28 Invalidity benefit 1,418 1,354 Disablement benefit 459 637 Child benefit 233 271 Invalid care allowance 73 57 Maternity allowance 16 16 Retirement pension 167 168
Social security appeal tribunals Heard and decided appeals Year ending December 1989 Year ending December 1990 Severe disablement allowance 26 23 Unemployment benefit 2,787 2,194 Widows benefit 115 82
Medical appeal tribunals Heard and decided appeals 1Six months ending December 1989 Year ending December 1990 Mobility allowance 178 1,206 Severe disablement allowance 36 224 Disablement benefit 150 1,900 1Medical appeal tribunal statistics were collected from 1 July 1989.