§ 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.