§ Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what arrangements there are in his Department to monitor regional news programmes on television and local radio to keep him and senior civil servants informed of regional news and opinion.
§ Mr. Deakins
The Department contracts with a commercial monitoring service to cover national and regional television and radio and to provide transcripts when required. The Department's regions also provide information on items of particular importance or interest to the Department.