§ Mr. Gwilym Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received about the non-availability of Girocheques to make unemployment benefit, sickness, supplementary benefit and other social security payments; what steps he is taking to ensure an adequate supply of these Girocheques; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Chalker
There is no problem about either the availability or the supply of Girocheques in this Department and I have received no representations. The supply of Girocheques to pay unemployment benefit is for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Employment.