Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 25th March 2015.

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Photo of Hugh Bayley Hugh Bayley NATO Parliamentary Assembly UK Delegation

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the value was of payments for each type of benefit not paid as a result of sanctions against individual claimants in each year since 2010-11 in (a) Yorkshire and the Humber and (b) the City of York; and how many claimants were sanctioned in each such year in each such area.

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

The Department does not estimate the amount of benefit withheld as a result of benefit sanctions.

Information concerning sanctions by geographical area can be found 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

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