§ Mr. Hinchliffe
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what steps he is taking to ensure guidance and support is given to the work of agencies concerned with welfare rights.
§ Mr. Scott
This Department, and its agencies, liaises closely with customer representative groups, including those concerned with welfare rights, to foster good relations and ensure their information needs are met. We also regularly consult these groups so that their views can influence future service planning.