HC Deb 09 November 1987 vol 122 c97W
Mr. Frank Field

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services in which areas on Merseyside claimants are not receiving girocheques from his Department as a result of the postal dispute; and what steps are being taken by his Department to ensure claimants receive their benefits on time.

Mr. Portillo

I understand that Post Office staff stopped work for only a short period of time and returned at 10 pm on 4 November. Normal delivery services have resumed and disruption to the payment of benefit was minimal.