Social Security Benefits

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 10th July 2015.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of families with children affected by the benefit cap have a child under (a) one year old, (b) two years old, (c) three years old and (d) four years old.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 06 July 2015.

The correct answer should have been:

The information is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate costs.DWP statisticians are currently assessing the viability of publishing further age breakdowns for children in households subject to the benefit cap alongside suitable context and commentary. If the analyses prove to be sufficiently robust the results will be published at the earliest opportunity according to the Code of Practice for statistics.

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Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

The information is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate costs.DWP statisticians are currently assessing the viability of publishing further age breakdowns for children in households subject to the benefit cap alongside suitable context and commentary. If the analyses prove to be sufficiently robust the results will be published at the earliest opportunity according to the Code of Practice for statistics.

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