How many thankyou's Iain Duncan Smith has received from claimants for a sanction.

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

The Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith claimed people liked being sanctioned - and that it helped them "focus", and also claimed people thanked him for taking their benefits away.

Source:-http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/iai...

Could you please give me the exact number of claimants who have thanked him for a sanction. Could you please give details of how many thankyous were sent by card or letter, and how many were verbal thankyou's.

Yours faithfully,

Zoe Kendal

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