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Social Security Benefits: Tower Hamlets

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 204203, tabled on 7 July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit claimants from Bethnal Green and Bow constituency had benefit sanctions overturned in the last 12 months.

Answered on

10 July 2014

The information requested in respect of Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) is shown in the table below.

Number of individuals with an adverse benefit sanction overturned in Bethnal Green and Bow Parliamentary Constituency: January to December 2013

Reconsideration 353

Appeal 19

Total 363

Source: DWP Information, Governance and Security Directorate: Sanctions and Disallowance Decisions Statistics Database.


1. Statistical disclosure control has been applied to protect against the identification of individual claimants.

2. The data provided is for the number of appeals and reconsiderations overturned in Bethnal Green and Bow Parliamentary Constituency for JSA and ESA only. The decision to apply a sanction can be overturned following reconsideration or appeal by the Sector Decision Maker.

3. The information shown in the table is published at:

The information requested on Income Support Lone Parents is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

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