HC Deb 29 July 1983 vol 46 c660W
Mr. Park

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if managers of local offices of his Department will be allowed to supplement their staff to cater for the additional work involved in the uprating of benefit.

Mr. Newton

As in past years, local office managers are authorised, subject to keeping within their allocation under these heads, to employ casual staff and use overtime working if it becomes necessary during the uprating.