Benefit Sanctions in Chesterfield, Stavely and nationally

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

How many benefit sanctions have been applied by DWP's Jobcentre Plus Offices. By sanctions, I mean complete removal of benefits including JSA, ESA and any other benefits covered by benefit sanctions. Please answer the following questions:

Question 1: By Chesterfield JC+ during January to March 2011?
Question 2: By Chesterfield JC+ during January to March 2010?
Question 3: By Stavely JC+ during January to March 2011?
Question 4: By Stavely JC+ during January to March 2010?
Question 5: By all Jobcentre Plus offices during January to March 2011?
Question 6: By all Jobcentre Plus offices during January to March 2010?
Question 7: How many claims have been closed down as a result of sanctions?
Question 8: What happens to the claimants whose claims are closed down?
Question 9: How many claimants become homeless as a result of sanctions?
Question 10: How are these claimants managing to eat and find shelter?
Question 11: Does DWP believe claimants are helped nearer to work as a result of sanctions?

Yours faithfully,

John Moore

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