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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Board and Lodging Payments

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Board and Lodging Payments on 6th May 1986.


Mr. Meacher Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the average length of waiting time between application and receipt for board and lodging payments at his Department's Regency Street, London office; and what was the national average for (a) 1985 and (b) each month of 1986.

Mr. Major I regret that no information is available centrally on the average length of waiting time between application and receipt for board and lodging payments. Individual statistics on these cases are not kept routinely so that information could be obtained only by a special exercise which would be disproportionately expensive.