§ Mr. Tilley
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on the staging of cuts in social security offices staffing.
§ Mr. Prentice
Savings from firm proposals equivalent to approximately 1,150 posts will be made in the regional organisation of the Department, which includes local social security offices, by April 1983. Of these, 250will be achieved by April 1981 and a further 600 by April 1982.