§ Dr. Lynne Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what has been the success rate at social security tribunals of appellants against withdrawal of benefits through failure to pass the all work test(a) before December 1996 and (b) since January 1997. 
§ Mr. Denham
The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is set out in the table.
The proportion of all Tribunal decisions given in the appellants' favour relating to the all work test Per cent. Decisions in appellants' favour Before December 1996 (i.e. of the appeals heard and decided between September 1995 and December 1996) 45.0 Since January 1997 (i.e. of the appeals heard and decided up to end of September 1997) 42.4
The table includes cases where entitlement to National Insurance Credits is at issue but where no benefit is in payment.