§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security (1) if he will review the level of funding of his Department's offices in the Doncaster area, in the light of changing demand;
(2) what plans he has to alter the work load and staffing at each of his Department's offices in the Doncaster area.
§ Miss Widdecombe
The Department allocates funds for staffing and administrative expenditure to local offices using systems designed to match resources to requirements. Staffing is based on workload which local offices record each month, and resource managers take account of revised workload forecasts when reviewing local office complements. Expenditure is reviewed centrally and locally each month.368W
The Department's offices in Doncaster are being combined to form one administrative unit for management purposes. The staffing for 1991–92 will encompass I he combined complement from the two existing offices.