§ Mr. Madden
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what instructions he has issued to local offices about discontinuing home visits on a regular basis; and if he will make a statement.
§ Miss Widdecombe
Instructions issued to local offices concerning home visits are matters for Mr. Michael Bichard, the chief executive of the Benefits Agency. He will write to the hon. Member and copies will be placed in the Library and the public information office.