Have your say on government e-petitions

To debate a vote of no confidence in DWP secretary Ian Duncan Smith

Submitted by Aaron Flannagan on Tuesday 21st July 2015

Published on Tuesday 21st July 2015

Current status: Closed

Closed: Thursday 21st January 2016

Signatures: 46,161

Tagged with

UK

Petition Action

To debate a vote of no confidence in DWP secretary Ian Duncan Smith

Petition Details

For denying the existence of, and refusing to publish data on the deaths of claimants of incapacity benefit and employment and support allowance between November 2011 and May 2014. This is despite the rulings of the Information Commissioner and public pressure resulting in a 200,000 strong petition.

Additional Information

More information can be found in the links below:

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jun/24/benefit-related-deaths-david-cameron-dwp

http://anotherangryvoice.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/reign-of-terror-iain-duncan-smith.html

http://www.bigissue.com/features/3637/atos-deaths-and-welfare-cuts
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/feb/28/man-starved-to-death-after-benefits-cut

https://www.change.org/p/hm-courts-and-tribunal-service-publish-stats-showing-how-many-people-have-died-after-their-benefits-stopped


You can't sign this petition because it is now closed. But you can still comment on it here at Repetition.me!

Government Response

The Government responded to this petition on Wednesday 12th August 2015

Out-of-work benefits mortality statistics need to meet the high standards expected of official statistics. Once we have completed that important work, the Department intends to publish them.

The Department for Work and Pensions intends to publish out-of-work benefits mortality statistics and the publication date will be pre-announced on the Government website via the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/list-of-scheduled-upcoming-ad-hoc-statistical-releases

However, before doing so they need to meet the high standards expected of official statistics. Once we have completed that important work, we will publish them.

Department for Work and Pensions

Have your say on this petition!

comments powered by Disqus

repetition.me is a Good Stuff website

3.236.204.251 Tue, 20 Oct 2020 21:44:47 +0100