Ian Murray – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Work and Pensions

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Ian Murray on 2016-04-08.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many outstanding (a) employment and support allowance and (b) personal independence payment assessments for Scottish claimants there were in each of the last four quarters for which information is available.

Justin Tomlinson

The number of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) initial work capability assessments still in progress in Scotland as at the dates below were:



31 December 2014


31 March 2015


30 June 2015


30 September 2015


Source: Data is derived from administrative data held by the DWP and assessment data provided by the healthcare provider.

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) clearance levels are within expectations. The number of cases in progress in Scotland as at the dates below were:

30 April 2015 6,100

31 July 2015 6,800

31 October 2015 8,900

31 January 2016 13,000

Source: Data taken from the PIP computer system management information