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Incapacity Benefit: Employment

Volume 477: debated on Monday 16 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of jobs appropriate for incapacity benefit claimants coming off the benefit which will be available in each local authority area in Hampshire in 2010. (210717)

We do not make assessments of what job opportunities are appropriate for those who leave incapacity benefit. Nor do we forecast the future availability of jobs. However, we are introducing reforms, such as the introduction of employment and support allowance, which mean the benefit system will be better placed to help claimants back into work and to find appropriate employment.