HC Deb 06 March 2001 vol 364 cc167-8W
Mr. Gale

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many claims outstanding resulting from failures in the NIRS2 computer system remain to be processed; and what his estimate is of the time scales within which these will receive attention and payments be made. [151147]

Mr. Rooker

[holding answer 26 February 2001]: As at 31 January 2001. Benefits Agency offices had less than 3 per cent. of the total number of cases they had received from NIRS2 waiting to be reviewed

The outstanding cases will be processed as quickly as possible.