HC Deb 06 March 2001 vol 364 c156W
Mr. Fabricant

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his latest estimate is of the cost to public funds of the NIRS2 computer problem; and when the backlog of payments arising from this will be cleared. [150502]

Dawn Primarolo

[holding answer 5 March 2001]: The compensation payments made by Inland Revenue and DSS to pension providers and benefit recipients, was £62.6 million to 31 January 2001.

The arrears of work in both DSS and Inland Revenue caused by the delay continue to be cleared as quickly as possible.

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