§ Mr. Duncan Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his answer of 2 March 1999,Official Report, column 709, on benefit interviews, whether a claimant will be able to provide the completed claim form by post or by another person delivering it to the relevant agency. 
§ Angela Eagle
Claim forms delivered by post or by another person will be accepted where the claimant's readiness for work has been reviewed and a decision taken as to whether an immediate work-focused interview is appropriate. If not, we will take steps to contact the claimant to resolve these issues before benefit is put into payment.