§ Mr. Meacher
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what plans his Department has(a) nationally, (b) regionally and (c) at local office level to adjust the benefit service to respond to completion of the internal market in 1992.
§ Mr. Scott
I do not expect that the completion of the internal market in 1992 will require any changes to the benefit service provided by the Department.
Project title Contractor Completion date Survey of incomes in and out of work Social and Community Planning Research March 1990 Econometric analysis of the Survey of incomes in and out of work Universities of Warwick and Oxford Late 1991 National Child Development Survey1 City University Late 1992 The dynamics of lone parent families York and Bath Universities August 1990 Operation of the Social Fund Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU) York University March 1991 Housing Benefit Review Boards SPRU October 1990 Consumer Consultative Committees University College of North Wales and the Welsh Consumer Council October 1990 Monitoring the Lewisham Direct Access Hostel Campbell and Devore Associates February 1990 Placement of long-term Resettlement Unit Residents Newcastle University February 1990 Perceptions of Family Credit SPRU February 1990 Note: 1 This project is co-founded by several government departments, and the Economic and Social Research Council.