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To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of applications for employment and support allowance made by residents of Chippenham constituency were rejected on the basis of the work capability assessment in each of the last two years; and in respect of what proportion of such applications that decision was (a) reversed and (b) upheld on appeal.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) does not hold the data on work capability assessments for the Chippenham constituency. employment and support allowance (ESA) claims made within the hon. Member's constituency are dealt with by the Wiltshire unitary authority (UA). 32% of all new claims made within the Wiltshire UA from October 2008 to May 2010 were found fit to work by the end of October 2010.
The following table shows the decisions made by the first-tier tribunal-social security and child support on work capability assessment related ESA appeals registered at the Chippenham tribunal venue.
|Outcomes-Chippenham tribunal venue|
|Total cleared at hearing||Decision in favour of appellant||Percentage decision in favour of appellant||DWP decision upheld||Percentage DWP decision upheld|
| Note: |
Data taken from Crystals Report 28 January 2011