§ Mr. Roger Evans
This is a matter for Peter Mathison, the chief executive of the Benefits Agency. He will write to the hon. Member.
Letter from Peter Mathison to Ms Harriet Harman, dated 6 February 1997:The Secretary of State for Social Security has asked me to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many Benefits Agency (BA) offices there are currently in (a) England, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales.744WThe information requested is shown in the table below:
Country Number England 688 Scotland 116 Wales 91 Total 895
Figures are provisional and subject to change.
These figures include BA Central Services and other locations which do not deal directly with benefit payments. There is no public service at 109 of these sites.
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