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 – 3 November 1986

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.