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Employment Support Allowance

Volume 496: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of those who started claiming employment support allowance have moved into work since it came into force; and if she will make a statement. (286482)

Information on the number and proportion of people who have left employment and support allowance to move into work is not available at present.

Employment and support allowance replaced incapacity benefit for new claims from 27 October 2008. The latest provisional headline figures available are for November 2008.