§ Mr. Frank Field
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give a breakdown on the geographical deployment of the additional 5,000 staff which he recently announced.
§ Mr. Major
[pursuant to his reply, 21 April 1986, c. 85]: The increased allocation of local office staff for the 1 April 1987 manpower target announced by my right hon. Friend on 7 March at column 322 will be distributed as follows:
Region Number North East 559 Midlands 847 London North 858 London South 1,004 Wales/South West 442 North West 661 Scotland 804 Total 5,175