HC Deb 13 February 2002 vol 380 c501W
Mr. Boswell

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what administration costs fall to the NHS in connection with the downrating of benefits during stays in hospital. [35579]

Mr. Hutton

It is the responsibility of individuals in receipt of social security benefits to notify their local Department for Work and Pensions office when they are admitted or discharged from hospital.