Employment and Support Allowance: East Lothian

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

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Photo of Fiona O'Donnell Fiona O'Donnell Labour, East Lothian

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of those previously on incapacity benefit in East Lothian constituency who have been reassessed for employment and support allowance and (a) placed into the work-related activity group and (b) found fit for work have appealed against the decision.

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

Constituency level data are not available.

In April 2012, the Department published information on the reassessment of incapacity benefits claimants for employment and support allowance (ESA) at a regional and local authority level for the first time. The table can be found at the following link:

http://statistics.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd1/adhoc_analysis/2012/esa_ibr_outcomes_of_wca_geog_breakdown.xls

The table only gives figures adjusted for completed appeal outcomes. Information on initial decisions and appeal outcomes is currently not available.

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