To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
(1) how many new claimants of Incapacity Benefit will have their claims subject to the new rules proposed by the Government on entitlement to Incapacity Benefit in each year until 2005–06, broken down by (a) constituency and (b) region of (i) Scotland, (ii) England, (iii) Wales and (iv) Northern Ireland;
(2) what proportion of Incapacity Benefit claimants for each year until 2005–06 will receive their benefit under (a) existing eligibility criteria and (b) the Government's proposed changes to the entitlement rules.
I refer the hon. Members to the written answer my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions gave the hon. Members for Daventry (Mr. Boswell) and for Northavon (Mr. Webb) and my hon. Friend Lynne Jones on