Social Security Benefits: Scotland

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 11th March 2015.

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Photo of Eilidh Whiteford Eilidh Whiteford Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Women), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Agriculture and Fisheries)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of jobseeker's allowance had their benefits sanctioned in Scotland in each six month period between 1 November 2012 and 30 September 2014 (a) in each group, (b) of each gender, (c) of each ethnicity, (d) by parental status and (e) by carer status.

Photo of Eilidh Whiteford Eilidh Whiteford Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Women), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Agriculture and Fisheries)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of employment and support allowance had their benefits sanctioned in Scotland in each six month period between 1 November 2012 and 30 September 2014 (a) in each group, (b) of each gender, (c) of each ethnicity, (d) by parental status and (e) by disability.

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) sanctions, is published and available at:

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

Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:

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

Information on carer status for JSA sanctions and on parental status and disability for ESA sanctions is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

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