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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Benefit (London South Region)

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Benefit (London South Region) on 8th April 1986.


Mr. Barnett Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what was the average time taken to process postal applications for benefit in each office located in the London south region in the latest period for which figures are available;

(2) what is the average time taken to process applications for benefit in each office of his Department located in the London south region; what is the number of outstanding visits on the latest available date in each office in the London south region; and how many visits have been abandoned during the latest month for which figures are available in each office in the London south region.

Mr. Major Tables setting out the latest available information on processing benefit applications and in respect of supplementary benefit home visits for each local office in London south region have been placed in the Library.

Mr. Barnett Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many postal claims for benefit were outstanding in each office in the London south region on the latest date for which figures are available.

Mr. Major Tables setting out the available figures of outstanding postal benefit claims on 11 March 1986 have been placed in the Library.

Mr. Barnett Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what comparison his Department has undertaken of current pay levels of staff employed in offices of his Department located in the London south region in relation to pay levels in comparable employment in the region.

Mr. Major None.