Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations:Written question - 176400

Q
(Lanark and Hamilton East)
Asked on: 08 October 2018
Department for Work and Pensions
Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much money from the public purse has been paid to private firms to carry out health assessments for her Department in each year for which information is available.
A
Answered by: Sarah Newton
Answered on: 22 October 2018



2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

Total Expenditure (£m)

112.8

112.4

114.3

80.7

280.4

367.8

443.8

449.3

These figures cover the direct cost of delivering work capability assessments, the medical assessments undertaken for other benefits, costs relating to written and verbal medical advice, fixed overheads, administrative costs, investment in new technology and other service improvement expenditure incurred by the Department.

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