To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of claims for incapacity benefit involved a request for medical information using an IB113 form between October 2007 and October 2008.
The available information is in the table.
|Total number of incapacity benefit referrals received by Atos Healthcare and the total number where an IB113 form was requested, October 2007 to October 2008.|
|Month||Incapacity benefit referrals||GP report requested||Percentage of referrals where a GP report was requested|
| Source: |
Atos Healthcare Management Information published to the Department for Work and Pensions.