HC Deb 11 November 1985 vol 86 cc93-4W
Mr. Allan Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what contingency plans, in terms of additional staff and facilities, his Department has made to guarantee the expeditious payment of benefits should Liverpool city council's 31,000 work force be placed in a situation in which they fail to receive wages owing to them, or they are laid off.

Mr. Newton

The Department has procedures designed to cover any situation where large numbers of people ceased to receive payment of wages or salaries.