§ 24. Mr. Jessel
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will arrange for facilities to enable retirement pensions to be credited direct to the bank accounts of pensioners.
§ Mr. Deakins
This possibility is being considered by a joint working party of officials from my Department and the Inter-bank Research Organisation and Bankers' Automated Clearing Services Ltd. which are representing the banking industry. Much work remains to be done, however, and it will be some time before a final decision can be reached.