§ Mr. Meacher
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list, by region, the allocated number of staff days for liable relative work during the period 1 April 1990 to 31 December 1990; and what was the number used.398W
§ Miss Widdecombe
The staff days allocated and used for liable relative work during the period 1 April 1990 to 31 December 1990 for each region are in the table.
The figures are obtained from the Department's monthly statistical returns. Caution needs to be applied in making direct comparisons between allocations and usage. Allocations include management and common services (typists etc) which may not be included in liable relative usage figures.
Region Allocated Used North East 59,634 42,249 Midlands 57,789 35,052 London North 60,984 34,951 London South 65,241 29,866 Wales and South West 45,423 30,018 North West 48,591 33,337 Scotland 36,126 26,196