Employment and Support Allowance: Cancer

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 2nd December 2015.

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Photo of Kate Osamor Kate Osamor Labour/Co-operative, Edmonton

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2015 to Question 13392, if he will make an estimate of the number of people with cancer who will be affected by the proposals to remove the work-related activity element of employment and support allowance.

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

No current claimants will be affected by these proposals. We do not hold estimates on the number of future claimants of the work-related element of ESA with specific conditions.

The impact assessment can be found here: http://www.parliament.uk/documents/impact-assessments/IA15-006B.pdf.

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