Access to Work Programme

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 19th April 2018.

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Photo of Neil Gray Neil Gray Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Social Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) Airdrie and Shotts constituency, (b) Scotland and (c) the UK received Access to Work grants (a) in total and (b) for a mental health condition in each of the last three years.

Photo of Neil Gray Neil Gray Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Social Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) Airdrie and Shotts constituency, (b) Scotland and (c) the UK were referred to the Mental Health Support Service through Access to Work in each of the last three years.

Photo of Neil Gray Neil Gray Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Social Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) Airdrie & Shotts constituency, (b) Scotland and (c) the UK received mental health support through (i) the Mental Health Support Service and (ii) an access to work award in each of the last three years.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Breakdowns of the number of people in Great Britain who have had Access to Work provision approved by type of provision by financial year and by recorded primary medical condition by financial year are already published and can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/access-to-work-statistics (tables 2 and 3 respectively).

Information on referrals is not readily available and has not previously been published as official statistics. Information on how many people are in receipt of Access to Work grants by constituency or country is not readily available and has not previously been published as official statistics. We will consider whether it is feasible to produce the statistics requested and, if so, will issue them in an official statistics release in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

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