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ESA WRAG claimants with primary medical condition of alcoholism or drug abuse sanctioned

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

For each month from October 2008 to June 2014 inclusive, please give the number of adverse ESA (Work Related Activity Group) adverse sanction decisions broken down by:

ESA (WRAG) all: total number of claimants and number with adverse sanction decisions;
ESA (WRAG) primary medical condition of drug abuse: total number of claimants and number with adverse sanction decisions;
ESA (WRAG) primary medical condition of alcoholism: total number of claimants and number with adverse sanction decisions.

If possible, please also provide the reason for an adverse decision - i.e. failure to attend a mandatory interview or failure to participate in Work Related Activity.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Anders

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Paul Anders

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Dear DWP IGS FOI,

I write with regard to my request for information of 4th December as I note that you have as yet been unable to provide a response. The original request can be found at the link below:

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As there have now been two calendar months since the request was made, I am requesting an internal review. I would appreciate it if this could be completed at your earliest opportunity.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Anders

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Please see the attached file regarding your Freedom of Information
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