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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Special Claims Control Officers

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Special Claims Control Officers on 3rd February 1986.


Mr. Eastham Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many special claims control officers have been posted to the Manchester, Cheetham office of his Department; what is the anticipated period of these inquiries; what will be the cost of these inquiries; if all claimants being interviewed will be advised of their rights; and if he will issue a statement as to their findings.

Mr. Major A visit to the Manchester (Cheetham) office by a team of four specialist claims control officers started on 27 January and is due to finish on 11 April: the cost of the exercise is not yet known. The officers are instructed to advise fully all claimants of their rights.