HC Deb 06 March 1979 vol 963 c612W
53. Mr. Terry Walker

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, if he is satisfied with the working of the mobility allowance unit at Blackpool.

Mr. Alfred Morris

Last November, in the course of the debate on the Second Reading of the Social Security Bill, I paid a warm tribute, which I am glad to repeat, to the staff of the mobility allowance unit.—[Vol. 958, c. 1192.] They face a difficult task in handling as quickly as they can the administrative processes connected with claims for mobility allowance. The announcement of the phasing-in of each new age group brings in its train a substantial number of extra claims. Towards the end of last year, we took on two heavy new phases. Some individual cases have been delayed, but every effort is being made to clear outstanding claims. If my hon. Friend has a particular case in mind, I shall be very glad to have it looked into urgently.