§ Mr. Cotter
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many applications for Disability Living Allowance have been allowed(a) at the appeal stage and (b) after an initial refusal, in each of the last three years; and how many applications have been allowed in total. 
§ Mr. Timms
The administration of Disability Living Allowance is a matter for Mr. Peter Mathison, Chief Executive of the Benefits Agency. He will write to the hon. Member.
Letter from Peter Mathison to Mr. Brian Cotter, dated 25 June 1999:The Secretary of State for Social Security has asked me to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about how many applications for disability living allowance have been allowed (a) at the appeal stage and (b) after an initial refusal, in each of the last three years; and how many applications have been allowed in total.The information you have requested is as follows:
1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 DLA claims allowed at appeal by ITS 13,346 12,710 16,261 DLA claims allowed on review 44,784 44,288 31,629 Number of DLA claims awarded 239,669 211,249 175,597 Total number of claims awarded 1996–99 — — 626,515
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