§ Mr. Andrew George
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many sufferers of fybromyalgia were awarded disability living allowance in(a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999 and (d) 2000 to date. 
§ Angela Eagle
Information is not available in the form requested. Such information as is available is in the table.
People awarded Disability Living Allowance whose main disabling condition is back pain Year Number 19971 11,900 19981 8,800 19992 6,600 1 Figures relate to 12 months ending November 1 Figures relate to 9 months ending August
Analytical Services Division (5 per cent. data)