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Order Books

Volume 932: debated on Thursday 26 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services on how many occasions in the last 12 months new order books have been issued to persons whose order books have gone missing, for whatever reason, on, respectively, one, two, three or more occasions.

The information is not currently available centrally, although the case for having it is being studied.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many order books have gone missing for whatever reason in each of the last five years; what proportion belonged to retirement pensioners; and what was the total value of the order books missing in each year, respectively.

Order books reported to the Department as not received, lost, stolen or destroyed in the last five years numbered:

197279,911
197381,638
197480,735
197592,396
197686,938
The other information requested could not be provided without disproportionate effort.