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Pensioner Benefit Checks

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of carrying out home visits to pensioners to offer a full benefit check in 2006-07. (96319)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been spent on home visits to pensioners for benefit checks in each year since 1997-98; how many such home visits have taken place over that period; and if he will make a statement. (96320)