HC Deb 16 July 1985 vol 83 c120W
52. Mr. Ashton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services why his Department's Girocheques normally delivered on a Saturday in the Worksop area still frequently do not arrive until the following Monday.

Mr. Whitney

Until January this year there were recurrent problems with the delivery of unemployment or supplementary benefit girocheques posted from the computer centre at Reading to claimants in the Worksop area, but in January claims for that area were transferred to the computer centre at Livingston. We know that in March there were delays in delivery of two small batches of girocheques but we are not aware of there having been any general problems since the change of computer centre. If the hon. Member will let me have details of any specific complaints, I will look into them.