Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
I quote from your own departmental public domain documentation, please see: -https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk...
On page 5 of this document it clearly sates, and I quote; -" Participants must all be receiving an out-of-work income-replacement benefit at the time they are referred. Work Programme providers are able to require participants to undertake work related activity, depending on the conditions of the benefit they are receiving.
Therefore can you confirm that no indicduals could be forcible mandated onto the Work programme if they were not IN RECEIPT OF AN OUT-OF-WORK INCOME REPLACEMENT BENEFIT and forcible made to remain on it regardless of the terms outlined in THE LIVE WORK PROGRAMMEMEMO 069 OF THE 3RD SEPTEMBER 2012.
Furthermore can you confirm that any such individual i.e. not in in receipt of an income replacement benefit was ever punished for not undertaking a mandated work placement as per your departments defence, (and quoted by your selves under an earlier FoI response.
As the above questions quote official documentation available on the governments own dedicated web site to try and avoid answering the questions under the pretence that they are vexatious would be absurd as it would suggest that any Government public domain documentation can only be viewed as being of questionable value.
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