Social Security Benefits: Scotland

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 3rd July 2012.

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Photo of Tom Clarke Tom Clarke Labour, Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much in benefits would have been paid out to people who were suspended for failing to attend a job interview in Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill constituency in each year from 2007 to 2011.

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

We are unable to say how much in benefits would have been paid out to people who were suspended for failing to attend a job interview unless we reviewed each individual case. We estimate to obtain this information would incur disproportionate costs.

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