§ Mr. Ridley
asked the Minister of Social Security what is the number of local offices dealing with social security and supplementary benefits respectively; and in how many offices are the two functions combined.424W
§ Mrs. Hart:
There are 607 former National Insurance offices and 297 offices of the former National Assistance Board still in separate premises, but all provide a service over the whole range of the Ministry's work. In addition, there are 131 places where the two types of office have been combined.