Employment and Support Allowance

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 25th February 2014.

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Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard Conservative, Blackpool North and Cleveleys

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will allow employment and support allowance decision makers greater access to evidence held in his Department than those managing other benefits.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Decision makers are not restricted in their evidence-gathering role and can request other evidence which they consider may be relevant.

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