HC Deb 26 June 1995 vol 262 c459W
Mr. Morgan

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what are the main events he is proposing for Charter Week; what is the total cost to public funds; and how many(a) civil servants and (b) other public officials will be playing a part. [30680]

Mr. Hague

A number of events are planned by district offices of the Benefits Agency which will coincide with the fourth anniversary of the citizens charter, includingParticipation by several districts in local radio phone-ins; a charter mark winners roadshow organised jointly by South Tees district and the child benefit centre; charter mark winners open days organised by several districts, including Lothian West district, Springburn district and the benefit inquiry line in Preston; Newcastle district, which has been informally twinned with South Tyneside hospital trust is organising a day trip for underprivileged children.

In addition, the South Lancs and Cheshire division of the Contributions Agency is running an information desk at public libraries in the area, to promote aspects of its service.

There will be negligible cost to public funds as a result of these events taking place. The officials involved will be working on them as part of their normal duties.