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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Benefits

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Benefits on 21st July 1986.


Mr. Frank Cook Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he has given local offices any guidance or instructions on co-operating with local authority run benefits take-up campaigns.

Mr. Major Local offices are encouraged to discuss with local authorities any plans which they may have to run benefits take-up campaigns. Officials are considering whether more detailed guidance can usefully be provided.