Appeals: Disability Living Allowance
David Davis (Haltemprice and Howden, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average waiting time for a disability living allowance appeal to be heard was in (a) Haltemprice and Howden constituency, (b) East Yorkshire and (c) Yorkshire and Humber in each of the last five years.
Jonathan Djanogly (The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice; Huntingdon, Conservative)
The table shows the average waiting time in weeks for an appeal against a disability living allowance decision from receipt at HM Courts and Tribunals Service to disposal from April 2007 to October 2011 (the latest period for which statistics have been published) in the tribunal venues serving Yorkshire and Humber.
The Doncaster and Hull venues serve appellants living in the Haltemprice and Howden constituency as well as other nearby locations; the Doncaster, Grimsby and Hull venues serve appellants living in East Yorkshire and the surrounding area.
The figures provided in the table include cases that were decided by a tribunal hearing and those that were disposed of by other means (such as being withdrawn, superseded or struck out).
|Disability living allowance appeals|
|Average waiting times in weeks|
|2007-08||2008-09||2009-10||2010-11||YTD October 2011|
|Huddersfield and Wakefield||11.1||12.1||13.4||21.3||28.3|
|Notes: 1. Data is taken from management information. 2. Individual cases can have a disproportionate impact on the overall data at venue level due to the relatively low volumes involved.|