To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people (a) are currently in and (b) have been active in the Universal Credit Youth Obligation Support Programme; how many people who are active in that programme have been sanctioned; how long those people have been sanctioned for; and for what reason those people have been sanctioned.
We are clerically collecting Management Information on the number of programme participants from January 2019. This is the first month in which we will have fully rolled out the programme across the entire country. We will consider whether this information can be published in due course, subject to appropriate quality assurance checks.
The information requested on sanctions is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.