House of Lords
Lord Greaves (Liberal Democrat)
To ask Her Majesty's Government, in employment support allowance and incapacity benefit appeals which are determined in favour of the appellant at a tribunal hearing, what is the proportion in which further evidence had been supplied at a stage where that evidence could have been taken into account for a revision; in how many such cases was the evidence (1) medical, or (2) non-medical; and in how many cases it was supplied by an official representative.
Lord Freud (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Welfare Reform), Work and Pensions; Conservative)
No information is available as to the number of appeals which are found in favour of the appellant where evidence supplied to DWP could have been taken into account for a revision. Although data are shared between MoJ and DWP concerning appeal outcomes, this information only refers to whether appeals have been allowed or disallowed. DWP is working with HMCTS to explore ways of sharing information that may be used to improve the quality of DWP decision-making.