§ Mr. Hinchliffe
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security when the ad hoc programme will be run to resolve the inquiries of Mr. Peter Sutton, national insurance number 25 06 52 67D, into his national insurance contributions as communicated to the hon. Member for Wakefield by the chief executive of the Contributions Agency in December 1995. 
§ Mr. Heald
This is a matter for Mrs. Faith Boardman, the chief executive of the Contributions Agency. She will write to the hon. Member.
Letter from Mrs. Faith Boardman to Mr. David Hinchliffe, dated 8 February 1996:As Chief Executive of the Contributions Agency, I have responsibility for answering questions about operational matters relating to the Agency and the National Insurance (NI) scheme.I have been asked to reply to your enquiry on behalf of Mr Peter Sutton, NI number ZS 065267D, regarding difficulties with his NI affairs.An amendment was introduced to the live code in late January 1996 to ensure no further occurrences such as Mr Sutton's can reoccur.The analysis work necessary for the Ad Hoc recovery program, referred to in my previous communication, to identify those affected in the same way as Mr Sutton has now been completed. I am however unable to state how many accounts were affected by the error due to the costs involved in obtaining the information. The programme work will commence on 12 February 1996 followed by a live run in early March 1996.I am sorry for any difficulties this has caused Mr Sutton, hopefully the action highlighted above will enable the situation to be finally resolved.