§ Mr. Fisher
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security which statistics his Department has discontinued(a) the collection and (b) the publication of since 1989. 
§ Mr. Burt
The information is in the table:
Statistical series Date collection ceased Date publication ceased Retirement pension (RP) movements 1March 1989 1March 1989 Widows benefit (WB) movements 1March 1989 1March 1989 Income support annual statistical enquiry (ASE) 2Still collected May 93 Monthly analysis of new claims for unemployment benefit 3— December 1994 Quarterly analysis of unemployed claimants. 4— November 1994 Half yearly analysis of unemployed claimants. Analysis of adjudication officers' decisions—unemployment benefit 5— December 1991 1 RP/WB movements were discontinued from March 1989 to September 1992 because of the change from the existing pensions system to the pensions strategy computer system. They were introduced from March 1993. 2 The income support annual statistical inquiry was replaced by the IS quarterly statistical inquiry. 3 This was discontinued at the end of 1994, as the data were also collected and published by the (then) Employment Department. 4"These were replaced by unemployed claimants summary statistics—a quarterly publication—from February 1995. 5 The collection and publication of this data was transferred to the Employment Service (part of the then Employment Department) from the end of 1991. 6 The table excludes a number of other statistics which are no longer collected through lack of demand. However, these mainly provided extra detail on benefits for which the main statistics are still published.
The information is not readily available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.