To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security when the report on the methodology and findings of the Benefit Review on Child Benefit will be published. 
Questions on Benefits Agency operational matters are the responsibility of the Chief Executive, Peter Mathison. He will write to the hon. Member.
Letter from Peter Mathison to Mr. Archy Kirkwood, dated 24 November 1997:
The Secretary of State for Social Security has asked me to reply to your Parliamentary question asking when the report on the methodology and findings of the Benefit Review on Child Benefit will be published.
The findings of the Child Benefit Review are currently being evaluated. When the results have been finalised they will be submitted to Ministers for consideration. The full report and details of methodology will then be published. It is expected that this will be in the new year.