Jobseeker's Allowance

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 19th June 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 estimate he has made of the number of jobseekers excluded from the claimant count because their benefit has been sanctioned; and if he will make a statement.

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

No-one is excluded from the claimant count simply due to their benefit being sanctioned.

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