HC Deb 09 January 2001 vol 360 c478W
Mr. Willetts

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many pensioners have applied(a) successfully and (b) unsuccessfully for the minimum income guarantee since the start of the take-up campaign in each Benefit Agency area. [143524]

Mr. Rooker

The effect of the minimum income guarantee take up campaign will not be known until it comes to a conclusion. There are thousands more claims in the pipeline, and the effects of the last stage of the campaign will impact on claims processed up to January next year.