To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security (1) how many (a) posting query cases, (b) receivership cases and (c) refund requests are currently outstanding at Contributions Agency central operations in Newcastle; and when they will be cleared;(2) what are the
(a) benefit entitlement implications and (b) revenue implications of the current posting query and receivership cases backlog at Contributions Agency central operations in Newcastle.
The current state of processing work at Newcastle and the implications this has on benefits and revenue is a matter for Miss Ann Chant, the chief executive of the Contributions Agency. She will write to the hon. Member and copies will be placed in the Library and the Public Information Office.