Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 14th January 2015.

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Photo of Steve Rotheram Steve Rotheram Labour, Liverpool, Walton

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) Liverpool and (b) England were subject to sanctions in the week commencing 22 December 2014; and how many of those people had benefits withheld for that period.

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

Holding answer received on 09 January 2015

The Department publishes Official Statistics on Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) and Employment Support Allowance (ESA) sanction decisions and information on these statistics can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/jobseekers-allowance-sanctions

The latest set of Official Statistics was released on 12 November 2014 and covers all decisions made to 30 June 2014. A summary of this data can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/jobseekers-allowance-and-employment-and-support-allowance-sanctions-decisions-made-to-june-2014

These statistics contain a wide set of geographical areas, sanction reason, sanctions appeals and outcomes and if required this information can be extracted using Stat-Xplore via the following link:

https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/

Guidance on how to extract the information required from Stat-Xplore can be found at:

https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm

The information requested is not yet available. The latest data available can be found at the links above.

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