To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Rutherglen and Hamilton West (Tom Greatrex) of 21 March 2012, Official Report, column 705W on Atos Healthcare, on how many occasions a Jobcentre Plus decision-maker did not follow the advice of an Atos-approved healthcare professional when making a decision on the eligibility for employment and support allowance in each month since May 2010.
The information requested is shown in the following table.
|The number of occasions where the JCP decision maker’s final decision was different to the advice given by the Atos healthcare professional—May 2010 to June 2013|
|Month/year||JCP decision differs from Atos recommendation|
|Notes: 1. These figures do not include work capability assessments completed on incapacity benefit (IB) reassessment claims. 2. The table includes initial assessments only and the figures are rounded to the nearest hundred. Sources: DWP’s benefit administration datasets covering new claims (starting from 27 October 2008); Atos Healthcare’s face to face assessment, ESA85 data and limited capability for work questionnaire, ESA50 data; and HMCTS’s appeals caseload data.|