Work and Pensions
Stephen Timms (East Ham, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department has provided briefing to journalists on data relating to the Mandatory Work Activity Scheme prior to its official publication in the last three months.
Chris Grayling (Minister of State (Employment), Work and Pensions; Epsom and Ewell, Conservative)
Official Statistics on Mandatory Work Activity are scheduled for publication from February 2012. It is the Department's policy not to release official statistics ahead of their pre-announced release time.