§ Mr. Rooker
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list for each local office in Birmingham the number of welfare rights take-up campaign post card inquiries received to the latest convenient date; and if he will make a statement.166W
§ Mrs. Chalker
Between 8 February, when the campaign started, and 23 February, the number of cards returned to DHSS offices was as follows:
Number Bradford St AO 1,221 Edgbaston ILO 2,084 Erdington ILO 1,554 Handsworth ILO 1,959 Ladywood ILO 1,377 Northfield ILO 2,060 Perry Barr ILO 1,394 Ravenhurst ILO 678 South Yardley ILO 1,557 Sparkhill ILO 648 Washwood Heath ILO 2,176 Redditch ILO 38 West Bromwich ILO 52 Total 16,798
It is likely that more cards will be received over the coming weeks and it is too early to comment on the overall effect of the campaign.