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Employment: Work Capability Assessments

House of Lords written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Lord Greaves Lord Greaves Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost to the Department for Work and Pensions of appeals against work capability assessments undertaken by Atos in (1) 2010, (2) 2011, (3) 2012, and (4) 2013.

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

The costs to the Department for Work and Pensions for all activity relating to appeals against the Work Capability Assessments were:

April 2012 to March 2013 - £17.1m

There is no data available prior to April 2012.

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