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Social Security Benefits: Suicide

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 23541, tabled on 2 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2020 to Question 20593 on Social Security Benefits: Suicide, how many deaths by suicide her Department has investigated in each year since 2010.

Answered on

5 March 2020

The National Audit Office recently published their briefing note on information held by the DWP on deaths by suicide of benefit claimants. This report can be accessed via the following link:

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