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Employment and Support Allowance: Disqualification

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 7th November 2014.

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Photo of Helen Goodman Helen Goodman Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for how long the average employment and support allowance sanction lasted in each year since 2008.

Photo of Helen Goodman Helen Goodman Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for how long the average jobseeker's allowance sanction lasted in each year since 2008.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

The information requested in relation to both Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) sanction durations is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

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