§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list by location for south Yorkshire, the Department of Social Security offices that are due to close during the coming year; how many staff will be transferred; and to what locations.
§ Mrs. Gillian Shephard
A review of the organisational pattern of all local offices is under way, including those in south Yorkshire. No firm proposals have yet been112W
§ Mr. Luce
Ten executive agencies have been established so far, and Departments have announced a further 43 activities as candidates for agency status. In addition, a variety of activities are currently being considered internally by Departments as potential candidates for executive agency status, and I expect that a number of these will be formally announced as candidates in due course.