Employment and Support Allowance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 23rd September 2015.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Ronnie Cowan Ronnie Cowan Scottish National Party, Inverclyde

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many work capability assessments in connection with claims for employment and support allowance have been carried out in (a) Inverclyde, (b) Scotland and (c) the UK in the last two years.

Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

A total of 5,100 work capability assessments were carried out in Inverclyde; 221,900 in Scotland, and; 1,914,000 in Britain between April 2013 and March 2015. All figures are rounded to the nearest hundred. The assessments include Employment and Support Allowance initial assessments, repeat assessments and Incapacity Benefit reassessments.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No1 person thinks not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.