HC Deb 19 July 1977 vol 935 cc435-6W
68. Mr. John Hunt

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many outstations are currently in use by the Office of Population Censuses and Sur- veys; in how many cases these outstations are accommodated in private residential property; and whether, in such cases, the necessary planning permission is obtained in advance.

Mr. Deakins

There are seven outstations currently in use by OPCS and four of them are accommodated in private residential property. In two of these one employee of OPCS is working alone in her own home, and so no planning permission is required. In the other two the householder is joined by four out-workers for half the day and because of this planning permission is being sought by the householders in question.