Jobcentres: Liverpool

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 6th March 2017.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Labour/Co-operative, Liverpool, Wavertree

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 17 February 2017 to Question 64229, on jobcentres in Liverpool, which local public transport route planner applications his Department used in those calculations.

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

The Department has used information from local transport provider websites, such as Traveline, that provide services in Liverpool to calculate travel costs.

Distances and journey times have been calculated using variety of methods to improve accuracy, including Google Maps which has been cross verified using the AA route mapping tool and information collected about local public transport routes with input from local DWP colleagues.

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