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Benefit Claimants (Forms)

Volume 977: debated on Tuesday 29 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied with the adequacy and numbers of forms on issue for social security and other benefit claimants; and what plans he has to simplify the number and content of such forms.

Forms are carefully designed to ask claimants only for information needed for the proper handling of their claims. As normal procedure, the content of forms is kept under continuous review and amended as and when necessary. I do not plan to alter this arrangement.