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Benefit Payments (Giro Cheques)

Volume 895: debated on Thursday 17 July 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will give, for each region of the United Kingdom, the total number of claimants for statutory payments made by Giro cheques by her Department, and the total amount for each region reported as not received by payees during the 12 months ended 31st May 1975.

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 15th July 1975; Vol. 895. c. 472], circulated the following information:Information is not available for the 12 months ended 31st May 1975, but for the 12 months ended 31st December 1974 the figures for regions in Great Britain

RegionGiro orders issuedGiro orders reported as not received lost, stolen or destroyed
(Number)(Estimated valued—£)
(1)(2)(3)(4)
East Midland and East Anglia4,289,0003,25548,000
London North4,089,0003,98259,000
London South4,341,0005,22778,000
London West3,720,0005,17677,000
Northern3,166,0003,41451,000
North West Manchester4,415,0004,76471,000
North West Merseyside4,343,0004,20662,000
South Western2,891,0002,24033,000
West Midlands4,731,0002,94844,000
Yorkshire and Humberside5,564,0003,91758,000
Wales3,962,0002,43436,000
Scotland6,443,0006,18692,000