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Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how much was recouped from accident victims' compensation in respect of industrial disablement benefit in each of the last three years. 
Mr. Denham [pursuant to his reply, 26 November 1997, c. 665-66]: I am writing to advise that Peter Mathison, the Chief Executive of the Benefits Agency, is writing again to clarify his reply of 26 November 1997.
Letter from Peter Mathison to Mr. Andrew Dismore, dated 13 January 1998:
You recently asked the Secretary of State for Social Security how much was recouped from accident victims' compensation in respect of Industrial Disablement benefit in each of the last three years. I am writing to clarify the information provided in my letter of 26 November 1997.
I regret that the figure I quoted for 1996/97 was incorrect. The figure should have been £19.1m. This figure is provisional and subject to change.
I apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Letter from Peter Mathison to Mr. David Wilshire, dated 13 January 1998:
The Secretary of State for Social Security has asked me to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many people are claiming (a) disability benefit and (b) lone parent benefit in Spelthorne.
Information is not available for all relevant benefits in the format requested.
The number of people in receipt of Attendance Allowance (AA), Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Incapacity Benefit (IB) and Severe Disablement Benefit (SDA) is set out below--
The figures are based on a 5% extract of the caseload at the end of August 1997 rounded to the nearest hundred.
The information for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) is not available in the format requested. The nearest breakdown is for the South East. The number in receipt of IIDB for that area is 3,000. This figure is based on a 10 per cent. extract of the caseload at the end of March 1996 rounded to the nearest hundred.
The information for lone parent benefits could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
I hope you find this reply helpful.