§ Mr. Squire
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what has delayed the moving of his staff, currently working in North street, Hornchurch, and Main road, Romford, into the new offices in North street, Hornchurch; and when he now expects to be able to house all those staff serving the constituents of the hon. Member for Hornchurch within that constituency.
§ Mr. Lyell
In August 1986 the Property Services Agency was unable to enter into a commitment with the developer to provide a new office for DHSS staff in Hornchurch because of a lack of funds. Following an increase in staff to be accommodated the options to provide rehousing are being examined further. I will let my hon. Friend have a fuller reply as soon as further information is available.