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Jobseeker's Allowance

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of new jobseeker's allowance claimants expected to move onto the benefit as a result of (i) losing employment, (ii) moving off income support, (iii) failing a work capability assessment and (iv) other reasons in each of the next 12 months; and if he will make a statement. (241033)

I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave on 26 November 2008, Official Report, column 1995W.