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House of Lords written question – answered on 6th April 2011.

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Photo of Lord German Lord German Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government (a) how many, and (b) what percentage of, people who are eligible for the incapacity benefits transition trials in Burnley and Aberdeen have not been contacted to inform them of their transition to employment and support allowance.

Photo of Lord Freud Lord Freud The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

All 1,700 customers were sent the initial notification informing them of the changes.

Customers who were either found fit for work or allowed employment and support allowance were contacted by letter to inform them of the decision.

Telephone contact was attempted for all customers at both the initial stage and prior to the decision being issued.

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