§ Mrs. Wise
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what information he has about a feasibility study conducted by Inverclyde County Council to check by computer the entitlement of applicants for 26 means-tested benefits by completing a single application form; and whether he will consider its general application.
§ Mr. Orme
I am placing a copy of the report on this project in the Library of the House. The study covers a wide range of benefits administered by the Supplementary Benefits Commission, the Department of Health and Social Security and other Government Departments and 77W by local authorities. We shall be considering the results of this study and further developments from it particularly in connection with the multi-purpose claim form.