Dr Matthew Offord – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Work and Pensions

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Dr Matthew Offord on 2014-05-01.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the number of applicants who seek a national insurance number and claim welfare benefits within six months of receipt.

Esther McVey

The information requested is available up to December 2013 and can be found at:


Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at: