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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Sickness Benefit

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Sickness Benefit on 5th December 1985.


Mr. Colin Shepherd Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will set out in the Official Report a table showing how many recipients of long-term sickness benefit residing in Herefordshire were, in each of the years 1983-84, 1984-85 and 1985 to date, referred to the regional medical service for independent medical examinations; how many of these were declared fit for work in their usual occupations; how many were declared fit for limited work in alternative and unspecified occupations; and how these figures compare with the other social security divisions in the county of Hereford and Worcester.

Mr. Major I regret that the information is available only at disproportionate cost.