HC Deb 21 July 1986 vol 102 cc105-6W
Dr. Godman

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when the hon. Member for Greenock and Port Glasgow can expect to receive a substantive answer to his letters of 28 April and 28 June concerning a constituent's unemployment benefit.

Mr. Major

Claims are determined as soon as possible after all the information required has been collected; urgent claims are given priority.

Precise information about clearance times is not available but the local offices concerned estimate the present position to be as follows:

Mr. Major

My noble Friend replied to the hon. Member today.