HC Deb 26 January 1987 vol 109 c106W
Mr. Frank Field

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the number of benefit offices which have closed for (a) the whole and (b) part of this past week due to the severe weather conditions.

Mr. Lyell

[pursuant to his reply, 20 January 1987, c. 540]: One local office reported that it was closed to the public for the whole of the week beginning Monday, 12 January, and 140 local offices have reported that they were closed to the public for part of the week due to severe weather conditions.