HC Deb 12 February 1982 vol 17 cc488-9W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Employment why Giro payments were not made to a number of claimants at the Liverpool, Parthenon Drive office of his Department over the weekend of 6 and 7 February.

Mr. Alison

Claimants at a number of unemployment benefit offices in the Liverpool area were affected by the misplacement of two mailbags containing Girobank cheques for benefits, due for delivery on Friday 5 February. They were traced by the Post Office too late for delivery on Friday 5 February, but should have been delivered the next day. In cases where hardship was represented, cheques were replaced on 5 February.