§ Mr. Webb
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the answer of 20 May 2002,Official Report, column 48W, on the New Direct Bank, what the basis was for the statement by Baroness Hollis on 23 April, regarding benefits being paid via new direct banks. 
§ Malcolm Wicks
This was a convenient turn of phrase used by my noble Friend the Minister for Children and the Family (Baroness Hollis), during the Second Reading of the Tax Credits Bill in another place. It was not intended to intimate an official name change for the universal banking services package currently being developed by the Post Office.