§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Minister for the Civil Service, pursuant to the reply of the Minister for Social Services to the hon. Member for Wolverhampton, North East on 22 January, Official Report, c. 213, that the report of Sir Derek Rayner into his Department's validation of national insurance contribution records was still awaited, whether the report listed in reply to the hon. Member for Norwich, South (Mr. Garrett) on 2 March, Official Report, c. 54–56, as having been placed in the Library on 10 November 1980 is the same report; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
The report on the validation of national insurance contribution records is still awaited. The document referred to in my reply to the hon. Member for Norwich, South (Mr. Garrett) on 2 March—[Vol. 999, c. 54–56]—was incorrectly identified as a report. It is a copy of the study plan and work programme for the scrutiny.
I am informed that in addition to the documents listed in that reply the Department of Health and Social Security scrutiny report on arrangements for paying social security benefits is available in the Library as annex II to Cmnd. 8106.