HC Deb 07 February 1978 vol 943 c525W
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.

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