HC Deb 17 July 1990 vol 176 c531W
Mr. Nellist

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment (1) what steps he is taking to introduce effective adjudication training for adjudication officers; and what progress has been made in incorporating an indicator for adjudication in his Department's quality control system;

(2) how many (a) adjudication officers, (b) sector adjudication managers and (c) regional adjudication officers there are in each employment service region; and if he will make a statement on their functions, particularly with respect to the changes brought in with the Social Security Act 1989;

(3) how many regional co-ordinators have been appointed and in which regional adjudication office sections, to develop expertise in the Social Security Act 1989; and if he will make a statement on the problems which they have identified;

(4) what arrangements exist for regional adjudication officers to assist adjudication officers regarding guidance on individual cases of particular difficulty.

Mr. Eggar

The Employment Service became an executive agency on 2 April 1990. Mr. Mike Fogden, the Employment Service Agency's chief executive, will be replying in writing to the hon. Gentleman.