§ Mr. Andrew Turner
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what regional organisation his Department has; and if he will list the counties and unitary authorities in each region in(a) 1997 and (b) 2002. 
§ Mr. Lammy
The Department's eight national health service regional offices and the counties and unitary authorities they served in 1997 are shown in table 1, a copy of which has been placed in the Library.
In 1997, there was no easily definable relationship between the Department's four social care regions and the administrative geography. Details of the relationship are not available centrally and could he compiled at only disproportionate cost.
From April 2002, the Department has nine public health groups (each led by a Director of Public Health) co-located with the Government offices for the regions and nine offices of the Social Services Inspectorate which are coterminous with the boundaries for the Government offices. The details are shown in table 2, a copy of which has been placed in the Library.