HC Deb 20 April 1995 vol 258 c278W
Mr. Wareing

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will publish the guidance in respect of the new incapacity benefit which is given to(a) Benefits Agency medical service doctors who will be administering the all-work test and the mental health test for the new incapacity benefit, (b) to adjudication officers and (c) to the medical assessors to the social security appeal tribunals; and if he will make a statement. [19133]

Mr. Hague

Guidance for BAMS doctors involved in assessing incapacity for work entitled "The Medical Advisers' Guide to Incapacity Benefit" has been issued. Copies have been placed in the Library. The chief adjudication officer published his guidance as an amendment to the adjudication officer's guide on 20 March. Copies of this are in the Library. Guidance to medical assessors is a matter for the president of the Independent Tribunal Service, His Honour Judge Bassingthwaighte. He will write to the hon. Member shortly.