Committee announce meeting to question DWP on benefit statistics

04 July 2013

The Work and Pensions Select Committee has today announced an evidence session with DWP officials on the production and release of DWP statistics.

Details of the sessions are as follows

Time/date: Wednesday 10 July at 2.30 pm
Location: Committee Room 5, House of Commons


  • David Frazer, Head of Information, Governance and Security Directorate, Department for Work and Pensions
  • John Shields, Director of Communications, Department for Work and Pensions

The session is expected to cover the following issues: the processes DWP has in place for preparing and releasing statistics; DWP’s role in facilitating media interpretation of statistics; recent UK Statistics Authority investigations into complaints about benefit and the DWP response; and the quality and accessibility of DWP statistics.

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