The DWP’s death statistics are getting mainstream media publicity and it would be welcome if these reports get as much publicity as possible. Here’s one:
Nearly 10,000 people claiming benefits died in the space of a little over two years, after being declared fit for work, according to new figures.
The statistics on the death rates of people claiming benefits were published by the Department for Work and Pensions after a lengthy battle during which the Government resisted publishing the information.
In response to freedom of information requests from campaigner and blogger Mike Sivier, work and pensions minister Iain Duncan Smith finally ordered the release of the details.
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