Social Security Benefits: Preston

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 25th June 2014.

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Photo of Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Labour, Preston

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants in Preston constituency are being sanctioned for (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) employment and support allowance.

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

The information requested is published and available at:

New sanctions rules came into force for JSA from 22 October 2012 and ESA from 3 December 2012. The number of JSA sanctions applied for the new regime is the number of low, intermediate, and high level referrals where the decision was found against the claimant. Further information can be found here:

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