§ Mr. Paul Marsden
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his answer of 9 June 1999,Official Report, column 339, on Child Benefit, when information by parliamentary constituency will become available; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Angela Eagle
The administration of Child Benefit is a matter for the Chief Executive of the Benefits Agency, Peter Mathison. I have asked him to reply to my hon. Friend.
Letter from Peter Mathison to Mr. Paul Marsden, dated 28 June 1999:The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question pursuant to the answer of 9 June, Official Report, column 339, on Child Benefit, when information by parliamentary constituency will become available.Due to differing postcode formats used on the Child Benefit computer system and the Department's Analytical Services system, it has been difficult to derive accurate statistics by constituency. However, this is close to being resolved and I expect to be able to forward the figures to you by the end of August, once the necessary computer scans have been completed.I hope this is helpful.