To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of claims for employment and support allowance involved a request for medical information using an ESA113 form in each month since October 2008.
The available information is the table.
|Total number of employment and support allowance medical referrals and the total number where an ESA113 form was requested-October 2008 to February 2010.|
|Employment and support allowance medical referrals||Number of GP reports requested||Percentage of GP reports requested|
| Source: |
Atos Healthcare Management Information published to the Department for Work and Pensions.