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Departmental Offices

Volume 932: debated on Wednesday 25 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the regional headquarters of his Department and give the number of local offices in each region.

As follows:week—the amount of wife's earnings included in the figure of £67.95—is thought to be about 30,000. But given that only about one-third of married invalidity pensioners have dependent children, and that a wife is less likely to be in a full-time job if she has dependent children than if she has not, the number of families actually affected may be of the order of 10,000.In all the circumstances, and given the relative tax positions, we do not consider that any special action is called for.