HC Deb 05 December 1983 vol 50 c67W
Mr. Janner

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what instructions he gives officers of his Department concerning the demand for, examination and return of passports required to be produced by claimants for scrutiny, before benefits are provided;

(2) whether benefit is refused to those claimants who are required to produce their passports, but fail or refuse to do so;

(3) which persons or category of persons he requires to produce their passports to their local social security offices in order to claim benefits;

(4) in respect of what benefits persons or categories of persons are required to produce passports for examination at their local social security office;

(5) by virtue of what powers, statutory or otherwise, he requires persons or categories of persons to produce their passports to a local social security office for the purpose of obtaining a benefit.

Dr. Boyson

I shall let the hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.

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