HC Deb 29 April 1983 vol 41 c458W
Mr. Needham

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what plans he has to send girocheques by second class post.

Mr. Newton

None. The savings expected from an experiment of this kind, which concerned certain payments of incapacity benefits, have fallen by two thirds since it was originally authorised as a result of the introduction of statutory sick pay. We shall, however, give further consideration to the possibility of undertaking a pilot scheme to establish whether there remains scope for achieving useful economies without causing hardship or inconvenience to claimants.

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