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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 ………….andit 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.