§ Mrs. Beckett
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services on what subjects the social security policy inspectorate has undertaken inquiries but not yet finalised its reports; and on what date each of these inquiries commenced.
§ Mr. Newton
[pursuant to his reply, 3 December 1984, c.80]: The social security policy inspectorate has a continuing programme of work, which results in advice to Ministers and Departmental management on a wide range of issues in social security policy and administration. At the present time it has a number of separate studies in progress, including studies into single payments for furniture; national insurance and the self-employed; family income supplement; and statutory sick pay.