Social Security Benefits: Fife

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 18th July 2016.

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Photo of Roger Mullin Roger Mullin Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit claimants were sanctioned more than once in (a) Fife and (b) Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency in (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13, (iii) 2013-14, (iv) 2014-15 and (v) 2015-16.

Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.

Information on Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance sanction decisions, by cumulative frequency and geography, is available here: https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/

Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:

https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started---SuperWEB2.html

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