§ Mr. Nellist
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what was the cost to public funds of employing staff in 1989–90, 1990–91 and 1991–92 respectively, in the posts allocated to making poll tax deductions from benefits.
§ Miss Widdecombe
The resourcing of Benefits Agency offices is a matter for Mr. Michael Bichard, the chief executive of the agency. He will write to the hon. Member and copies will be placed in the Library and the Public Information Office.