Work Programme

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 8th May 2014.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of sanction referrals made by Work programme providers to a decision maker in his Department have led to (a) a sanction being applied and (b) no sanction being applied.

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

Information on the outcomes of decisions resulting from referrals for a sanction for failure to participate in the Work programme is published and can be found at:

Guidance for users is available at:

Note that the published data are based on decisions and therefore do not show referrals where no decision has been made.

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