§ Mr. Hordern
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will now appoint management consultants to advise on waste and overmanning in his Department.
§ Mr. Patrick Jenkin
The operations and staffing levels in local social security offices, the two central offices at Newcastle and North Fylde and at headquarters are subject to frequent review by management services and staff inspection units of my Department. Management consultants are brought in to advise from time to time where this is considered appropriate.