To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many of the personal independence payment appeals to the First Tier Tribunal in that were cleared without a hearing were (a) withdrawn, (b) struck out and (c) superseded in (i) Quarter 1 and (ii) Quarter 2 in 2018-19.
The specific information requested is in the table below.
Quarter 1 (April to June) 2018/19p
Quarter 2 (July to September) 2018/19p
p Provisional data subject to change
An SSCS appeal may be captured more than once as a hearing or non-hearing clearance should the original decision be overturned, set aside or an Upper Tribunal re-hearing is granted.
Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large- scale case management system and are the best data that are available.
Latest figures (to December 2018) indicate that since PIP was introduced, 3.9 million decisions have been made, and of these 10% have been appealed and 5% have been overturned at tribunals.