Control Orders

House of Lords written question – answered on 11th January 2010.

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Photo of Baroness Neville-Jones Baroness Neville-Jones Shadow Security Minister, Home Affairs

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are subject to control orders; and, of those, how many are in receipt of each type of benefit.

Photo of Lord West of Spithead Lord West of Spithead Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Security and Counter-terrorism), Home Office, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Security and Counter-terrorism)

In relation to the total number of individuals currently subject to control orders, I would refer the noble Baroness to the latest Written Ministerial Statement in relation to control orders which was published on 15 December 2009. This Statement explains that, as of 10 December 2009, there were 12 control orders in force.

The latest information that the Home Office holds shows that as of 10 December 2009, 10 of the individuals subject to control orders were in receipt of benefits that are administered by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Some individuals are in receipt of more than one form of DWP administered benefit. Of these individuals: two receive incapacity benefit, five receive jobseeker's allowance, three receive employment and support allowance, and one receives income support.

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