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Social Security Benefits: Pay Methods

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will assess the effect on (a) pensioners and (b) persons receiving benefits of proposals to phase out cheques as methods of payment. (291743)

Introducing a more modern, efficient and reliable system to replace cheques will enable us to provide a better service to our customers. Suppliers will be expected to put in place suitable arrangements to meet the needs of all customers who cannot open or operate an account.