HC Deb 04 December 1967 vol 755 c209W
Mr. Ridley

asked the Minister of Social Security, what is the present annual cost of running the central and the local offices of her Department, respectively.

Mr. Hart

Is is estimated that in the current financial year the costs of maintaining and running the Ministry's Central Offices at Newcastle and Blackpool will be of the order of £17 million; the comparable costs for Regional and Local Offices will be of the order of £68 million.