The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1983-1987 Parliament

Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Benefits – 29th January 1986

Below is the text of the written parliamentary answer from 29 January 1986.

Mr. Janner asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on the progress of the discussions currently in progress between officials of his Department and interest groups relating to arrangements for the provision of localised information regarding the availability of advice and information about social security benefits.

Mr. Major As I said in my reply to the hon. and learned Member of 20 January at column 64, officials are currently discussing with interested groups whether it would be possible to provide social security claimants with more detailed information about local advice centres and agencies. I will let the hon. and learned Member have a further reply about the outcome of the discussions.