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Employment and Support Allowance

Volume 497: debated on Thursday 22 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individual claims for employment and support allowance were rejected after the individual participated in a work capability assessment up to the end of February 2009; and how many and what proportion of those rejected claimants were moved on to jobseeker’s allowance. (291281)

[holding answer 16 September 2009]: National level statistics on the Work Capability Assessment covering Great Britain were published on 13 October 2009 and are available via the ONS Publication Hub. A copy of the publication has been placed in the Library and be accessed directly on the website at:

Information on movement to Jobseeker’s Allowance is not yet available but is expected to become available next year.