HC Deb 13 February 1976 vol 905 cc450-1W
Mr. Brotherton

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if she will list in the Official Report the number of consumer advice centres in the Yorkshire and Humberside Region, stating where they are located, the cost of running each centre for the latest period for which figures are available and the estimates of the rateable value of the property occupied by each centre; and if she will list the average number of inquiries per week that each centre receives.

Mr. Alan Williams

According to the latest information available to me there are 13 centres in the Yorkshire and Humberside Region. There are fixed centres at Leeds, Huddersfield, Halifax, Bradford, Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Hull and Bridlington, and three mobile units serve parts of West Yorkshire.

The other detailed information sought is not readily available, but annual running costs of £15,000–£30,000, and 100–300 enquiries or visits per week, are typical figures for a fixed centre.