HC Deb 23 June 1986 vol 100 c14W
Mr. Frank Field

asked the Paymaster General (1) when the circular 109/252 was issued; when it was withdrawn; and how many changes in the rules relating to claims from school leavers occurred betwen those two dates;

(2) if he will investigate the circumstances in which a telex was sent to local unemployment benefit offices referring to circular 109/252 which was three years old and which contained incorrect in formation about entitlement to benefits; and if he will make a statement;

(3) what steps he is taking to ensure that those young people who have been discouraged from claiming supplementary benefit by staff in local unemployment benefit offices on the basis of the erroneous information contained in circular 109/252 are now encouraged to make a claim.

Mr. Lang

I shall reply to the hon. Member as soon as possible.