HC Deb 08 January 2001 vol 360 c464W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will pilot ways of increasing the take-up of benefits by using local authorities to help identify and contact those likely to qualify; and if he will make a statement. [143761]

Mr. Rooker

We want all potential beneficiaries to take-up their benefit entitlement. We are working with local authorities and voluntary organisations to develop ways of encouraging claims.