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Lost Giro Cheques

Volume 264: debated on Monday 23 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many Giro benefit cheques are lost each week. [37171]

The information requested is available only on an annual basis. In the year 1994–95 the following losses were recorded:

Number of losses
Department of Social Security issued girocheques reported lost125,973
Department of Employment issued girocheques reported lost313,285
These figures represent the number of loss reports forwarded to Girobank and not subsequently cancelled.