HC Deb 20 December 1999 vol 341 c323W
Mr. Webb

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will estimate the unit cost to the Benefits Agency of making benefit payments by(a) voucher, (b) Girocheque, (c) payable order and (d) automated credit transfer. [103144]

Mr. Rooker

The overall average unit costs to the Benefits Agency are in the order of 54p for order book vouchers or foils, £1.36 for girocheques, 55p for payable orders and 1p for automated credit transfer.

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