§ Mr. Soames
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what percentage of people of working age in the Mid-Sussex constituency receive(a) Income Support and (b) disability benefits; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Bayley
Information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is as follows.
As at May 2000, 1,600 people of working age were receiving Income Support in the Mid-Sussex constituency, with a further 2,000 people receiving disability benefits.
1.Working age is 16 to 59 for females and 16 to 64 for males.
2.Disabity benefits are Incapacity Benefit, Severe Disablement Allowance, Disability Living Allowance or Income Support with a disability-related premium. No constituency level data are available on the number of Industrial Injury Benefit recipients.
3.Although benefit recipients can receive a combination of disability benefits, each person is counted only once.
4.Figures quoted are rounded to the nearest hundred.
5.Figures are not held for the total number of people of working age in the constituency, so it is not possible to express these figures in percentage terms.