Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
There is a story in the "The Herald" about how jobless benefit claimants in Scotland will not be sanctioned if they refuse to take part in back-to-work schemes. Instead, their places will "go to more motivated job-seekers".
Please provide information to confirm that benefit claimants who refuse to take part in back-to-work schemes in Scotland in circumstances where they would be sanctioned in England will not be sanctioned.
Please provide the specific name of each back-to-work scheme concerned.
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