§ Mr. Dismore
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if she will list, in relation to those seeking amendments to their pre-1988 contributions records so as to reduce or cancel those records by determination under section 17 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992, how many applications for determination have been(a) made, (b) withdrawn and (c) determined; of (c), how many were (i) successful and (ii) unsuccessful; and of (a), (b) and (c) what was the average, lowest and highest cost of administering the determination process in the last five years. 
§ Mr. Denham
A total of 35 applications for determination under section 17 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 have been made by people seeking to have their record of pre-1988 contributions reduced or cancelled. One of these applications was subsequently withdrawn by the applicant and none of the determinations made in the other 34 cases resulted in any changes to the applicants' contribution records.
Information about the costs of administering the determination process in individual cases is not available, but the average cost of all determinations made by the Office for the Determination of Contributions Questions is estimated to be in the region of £750.