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Employment Schemes: Disability

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 28th February 2014.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Westminster North

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of Jobcentre Plus offices had a dedicated Disability Employment Adviser in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

All Jobcentres have access to a Disability Employment Adviser (DEA).

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Wendy Priestley
Posted on 3 Mar 2014 7:30 pm (Report this annotation)

Notice the careful hair-splitting here: "access to" is not the same thing as employing dedicated disability advisers at each job-center. It would be helpful if ministers and MPs would spend more time honestly facing up to problems in policies than they do on inventive methods of covering backs.

Anita Bellows
Posted on 4 Mar 2014 8:42 am (Report this annotation)

The ratio is apparently 1 disability adviser for 600 ESA claimants