§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many executive officers there are in his Department's office in(a) Caernarfon and (b) Porthmadog; how many of these, respectively, are Welsh-speaking; how many new appointments have been made during the past 12 months to such posts in each office; and how many of these new appointments are Welsh-speaking.
§ Mrs. Gillian Shephard
The Caernarfon local office has 16 executive officers in post, of whom 10 are Welsh-speaking. No new executive officer appointments were made during the past 12 months.
The Porthmadog local office has 14 executive officers in post, all Welsh-speaking. One new appointment was made during the past 12 months.