DWP deaths data being prepared ‘as we speak’ – David Cameron

Hard on the heels of

The DWP won’t tell anyone how many people have died after having their benefits sanctioned – as of June 19th

The Government is preparing to release figures on how many people have died after being judged fit to work, the Prime Minister has confirmed.
A petition calling for the statistics to be made public had accrued over 220,000 signatures before the Prime Minister’s comments today.
Mr Duncan Smith came under fire over the matter at DWP questions on Monday, when Labour MPs Marie Rimmer and Debbie Abrahams both asked why the Government was “refusing” to publish the figures.
Mr Dumkopf Smut argued:
The petition  was “attempting to block” the publication of the statistics ………….and

 it was “disgraceful” members should try to suggest a link between benefits ending and subsequent deaths.
Data released in 2010 showed 10,600 people died between January and November 2011 within six weeks of their Employment Support Allowance claim ending.
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