Universal Credit: Garston and Halewood

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 4th September 2018.

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Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Labour, Garston and Halewood

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average number of days is that claimants for universal credit in Garston and Halewood constituency have been sanctioned in the last twelve months for missing appointments.

Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The information requested is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

Statistics on Universal Credit sanction decisions by constituency can be found at:

https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/.

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

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

Additionally, the latest benefits sanctions statistics for Great Britain can be accessed at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-sanctions-statistics-to-april-2018

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