§ Mr. D. E. Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report details of the provision of megavoltage treatment machines in each health region and expressed per hundred thousand population.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
The information is as follows:
closure or part closure of local offices of his Department in each region in each year since 1979; and how many of these proposals have resulted in closure or part closure.
§ Mr. Newton
Information relating to the number of proposals made in each region could not be obtained save at disproportionate cost. The following table, however, shows the total numbers and type of local offices, including part or full-time caller offices, attached to local offices in the Department for each of the years 1979 to 1984.
Year Integrated Local Office* National Insurance Office Supplementary Benefit Area Office Public Caller Office 1979 401 82 50 302 1980 402 79 50 290 1981 407 72 46 279 1982 413 65 39 277 1983 413 61 39 270 1984 413 55 38 265 * That is, combining the functions of a national insurance office and a supplementary benefit area office.