HC Deb 28 February 1990 vol 168 c220W
Mr. Jack

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what progress has been made in implementing his Department's operational strategy.

Mrs. Gillian Shephard

The Department's highly complex £1.7 billion strategy for the computerisation of the social security benefit payment system is proceeding as planned. The pilot exercise in 23 local offices has been completed and the systems are being introduced nationally office by office.