Disability Benefits

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 6th November 2001.

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Photo of Joan Walley Joan Walley Labour, Stoke-on-Trent North

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average waiting time for clearing new claims was over the last 12 months in each disability benefit centre.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The information requested is collated on a year-to-date basis. The figures for disability living allowance (DLA) and attendance allowance (AA) new claims for each disability benefits centre (DBC) are in the table:

Disability Benefit Centre (DBC) DLA and AA new claim actual average clearance times in days January to September 2001
Edinburgh 34
Newcastle 33
Leeds 27
Manchester 28
Bootle 36
Midlands 38
Bristol 33
Wales 30
Wembley 36
Sutton 34
Glasgow 34

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