HC Deb 14 June 1988 vol 135 cc159-60W
69. Mr. Shersby

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what effects the introduction of income support premiums has had on the work load of social security officers.

Mr. Portillo

It is to be expected that income support as a simpler benefit than supplementary benefit will lead to a lesser workload, but it is too early to provide data resulting from monitoring the new system in operation.