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DWP Central Freedom of Information Team 
 
e-mail: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx.xxx.xx 
 
Our Ref: 2016-3255 
 
11 October 2016 
 
Dear A. Clerk, 
 
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request received on 6 September 2016.   
You asked: 
 
“Under the Freedom Of Information act I would like to request the number of recorded 
deaths of the UK population judged to be fit for work following assessments by 
ATOS/WORK CAPABILITY ASSESSMENTS. 
 
This should include all deaths including "Suicides.” 
 
Please also provide details of ongoing legal investigations into the deaths of the UK 
population judged to be fit for work following assessments by ATOS/WORK 
CAPABILITY ASSESSMENTS.” 
 
The Department published out-of-work benefits mortality statistics for Great Britain here: 
https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/mortality-statistics-out-of-work-benefit-claimants-
march-2003-to-february-2014 
  
The Department also released some mortality statistics in relation to Employment and Support 
Allowance, Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance, in response to a Freedom of 
Information (FOI) request, at the same time here: 
https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/mortality-statistics-esa-ib-and-sda-claimants 
 
The Department does not hold this information for Northern Ireland. The responsibility for 
statistics in Northern Ireland lies with the Department for Communities: 
http://www.communities-ni.gov.uk 
 
In response to your request about legal investigations into deaths, the Department does not 
hold the information that you have requested. 
 
Legal investigations into deaths, including suicides, in England and Wales are performed by 
the relevant Coroner’s office where the death occurred. Please note coroners are not subject 
to the Freedom of Information Act.   
 
Legal investigations into deaths in Scotland are administered by the Scottish Courts Service. 
Details on how to raise a FOI request with them can be found here: 
http://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/about-the-scottish-court-service/contact-us/freedom-of-
information 


 
For the relevant information for Northern Ireland please contact the Northern Ireland Courts 
and Tribunals Service here:  
http://www.courtsni.gov.uk/en-GB/AboutUs/Freedom%20of%20Information/Pages/default.aspx 
 
If you have any queries about this letter please contact us quoting the reference number 
above.   
 
 
Yours sincerely,  
 
 
DWP Central FoI Team 
 
 
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months of the date of this letter.  
 
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decision unless you have exhausted our own complaints procedure. The Information 
Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, 
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