Tom Pursglove – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Work and Pensions

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Tom Pursglove on 2016-05-18.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 26 April 2016 to Question 35188, if he will estimate the cost of collecting information on the number of personal independence payment assessment appointments which are cancelled.

Justin Tomlinson

Information on cancelled appointments, and the reasons for them, is not held centrally within the Department. In order to obtain this information we would need to ask our providers to clerically collate, prepare and quality assure this information. We estimate this would take in excess of 5 days to complete and the cost would be disproportionately excessive.