Universal Credit: Disqualification

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 21st October 2015.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to publish statistics on the number of sanctions made in relation to jobseekers claiming universal credit.

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

The information you have requested is not currently available. The Department published its strategy for releasing official statistics on Universal Credit (UC) in September 2013. As outlined in the strategy, officials are currently quality assuring data for UC. All statistics will be published in accordance with the relevant protocols in the Code of Practice for official statistics.

The latest official experimental statistics on UC and the Departments release strategy can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/universal-credit-statistics

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