§ Mr. Darling
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many staff at his Department's offices in Edinburgh speak(a) Urdu, (b) Punjabi, (c) Bengali, including the Sylheti dialect, (d) Chinese, (e) Farsi, (f) Hindi and (g) Gujerati.
§ Mrs. Gillian Shephard
In the Department's five Edinburgh local offices there are two speakers of Urdu, two of Hindi and there is one speaker of Punjabi.