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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 3rd November 1986.


Mr. Kirkwood Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has any plans to review existing procedures whereby interim financial assistance is not available to claimants in financial difficulties caused by administrative delay in processing benefits due to them; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Major The interim payment provisions have been reviewed and the scope for such payments is being extended under section 51(1) of the Social Security Act 1986.