Work Capability Assessment

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 4th March 2014.

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Photo of Dennis Skinner Dennis Skinner Labour, Bolsover

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reason his Department has not published statistics on the number of people who have been declared fit to work and subsequently died; and whether his Department plans to publish such statistics in future.

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

The Department does monitor requests we receive for new statistics and consider whether we can produce and release analysis that will helpfully inform public debate. The Department is therefore looking at this issue with a view to seeing what statistics could be produced on a regular basis.

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