Universal Credit: Disqualification

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 16th June 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Lister of Burtersett Baroness Lister of Burtersett Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to publish statistics on sanctions imposed under the universal credit scheme as it is brought into effect.

Photo of Lord Freud Lord Freud The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Department published its strategy for releasing official statistics on Universal Credit in September 2013. As outlined in the strategy, officials are quality assuring data for Universal Credit and formulating a definitive list of what statistics will be provided in the future.

These statistics will be published in accordance with the relevant protocols in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

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