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Incapacity Benefit

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 3rd May 2011.

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Photo of David Ruffley David Ruffley Conservative, Bury St Edmunds

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on incapacity benefit in (a) each region of England, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales in the most recent period for which figures are available.

Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The information is in the table.

Incapacity benefit expenditure by region, 2009-10
£ million
North East 395
North West 948
Yorkshire and the Humber 568
East Midlands 456
West Midlands 578
East 423
London 491
South East 537
South West 451
Wales 513
Scotland 705
Unknown 44
Total 6,108
Source: DWP statistical and accounting data.

Regional benefit expenditure data is published at:

http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd4/la_expenditure.xls

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