||<p>The Department publishes quarterly statistics on “ESA: outcomes of Work Capability
Assessments including mandatory reconsiderations and appeals” which include figures
on MR clearance times, available at Table 16 here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/esa-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessments-including-mandatory-reconsiderations-and-appeals-march-2019"
</p><p>MR is a key element of the decision making process for both the Department
and claimants, and whilst ensuring they make quality decisions, decision makers work
hard to clear applications without delay. Gathering the right evidence is critical
at the MR stage if decisions are not to go to appeal; and we are reviewing our processes
to not only obtain this, but to do so whilst continuing to make decisions timeously.</p>