HC Deb 10 December 1973 vol 866 c56W
Mr. Dempsey

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is aware that the accommodation of the supplementary benefits section at 163 Bank Street, Coatbridge, is deficient; and if he will bring about its immediate replacement in view of the urgency of this problem.

Mr. Dean

I am aware of the severe overcrowding which exists in this office and have asked my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment, whose responsibilities such matters are, to find further accommodation for the staff. As a temporary measure Portakabins are being sited in the car-park attached to the building, and long-term plans envisage the building of Crown premises.