§ Mr. Alan Howarth
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many and what proportion of invalidity benefit claimants who were disallowed following a medical examination appealed against the disallowance in(a) 1992-93, (b) 1993-94 and (c) 1994-95. 
§ Mr. Burt
Information is not available in the format requested as details of the specific reason for an invalidity benefit appeal are not routinely recorded, except for the 1994-95 year.
Such information as is available is in the table.
Period Number of invalidity benefit terminations following medical examinations1 Number of invalidity benefit appeals registered2 April 1992 to March 1993 318,000 12,000 April 1993 to March 1994 336,000 21,000 April 1994 to March 1995 28,000 21,000 1 Figures for invalidity benefit terminations are taken from a 1 per cent. sample of all claims to benefit in Great Britain. Figures exclude terminations because of final medical certificates, deaths, awards of retirement pension or other benefits. 2 Includes appeals other than those against disallowance of benefit following medical examination. 3 Figures include some cases where the reason for termination was not recorded. 1. Figures rounded to nearest 1,000.
§ Mr. Howarth
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many and what proportion of incapacity benefit claimants who have failed the all work test have appealed against the subsequent disallowance. 
§ Mr. Burt
The information is in the table.
Period Number of incapacity benefit claimants who failed the all work test Number of appeals against disallowance Proportion of claimants who appeal April 1995 to November 1996 230,100 100,100 44 per cent.
1. Sources Benefits Agency and independent tribunal service.
2. Figures include incapacity benefit claimants, national insurance credit only claimants and some severe disablement allowance claimants.
3. Figures are rounded to nearest 100 and are subject to revision.