HC Deb 21 October 1987 vol 120 c806W
Ms. Harman

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he has made any provision for extra staff in his Department's local supplementary benefit offices to administer the new funeral and maternity payments; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Portillo

A total of 224 staff have been allocated to local social security offices this year for the administration of funeral and maternity payments.