Employment and Support Allowance

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 26th June 2012.

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Photo of Sheila Gilmore Sheila Gilmore Labour, Edinburgh East

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 23 April 2012, Official Report, column 652W, on employment and support allowance, how many staff based in his Department's London headquarters at Caxton House, Tothill Street, work on employment and support allowance (a) policy and (b) administration.

Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

There are seven officials in Caxton House dedicated specifically to ESA policy (including WCA policy, and supporting professor Harrington's independent reviews). It should be noted however, that there are other officials who provide input as a part of their role. These include analysts, lawyers, doctors and other policy officials.

The administration of ESA is not carried out by officials at Caxton House—this is a matter for operational teams.

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