Employment and Support Allowance: Cancer

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 1st March 2016.

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Photo of Corri Wilson Corri Wilson Scottish National Party, Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in receipt of employment and support allowance are (a) undergoing treatment for and (b) recovering from cancer.

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

The specific information requested is not available as details of any treatment received are not recorded centrally.

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