§ Mr. Shersby
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has considered the report of the joint working party of officials of his Department and representatives of National Giro, the Inter-Bank Research Organisation and Bankers Automated Clearing Services Ltd. with regard to the payment of retirement pension direct to the banks of the pensioner concerned; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Prentice
I shall be considering this report along with other aspects of paying social security benefits. I will announce my conclusions as soon as possible.