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Social Security Benefits: Control Orders

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 12 January 2009, Official Report, column 275W, on control orders, (1) how many individuals subject to control orders are in receipt of benefits administered by his Department; (248842)

(2) how much his Department has spent on (a) incapacity benefit, (b) jobseeker’s allowance, (c) disability living allowance and (d) income support in order to assist individuals who are subject to control orders in each year since 2005.

The Home Secretary’s last quarterly written ministerial statement on control orders, covering the period 11 September to 10 December 2008, was published on 15 December 2008. The figures provided in this report are the latest published figures on control orders. These show that on 10 December 2008 there were nine individuals whom the Home Office cited as being subject to a control order who were in receipt of Department for Work and Pensions administered benefits. Seven individuals were in receipt of jobseeker’s allowance only; one was in receipt of incapacity benefit and income support; and one was in receipt of incapacity benefit, income support and disability living allowance.

The requested information on expenditure is not available other than at disproportionate cost.