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Benefit Offices (Staff Safety)

Volume 129: debated on Thursday 10 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Bradford, West (Mr. Madden), Official Report, 25 February, column 300, if he will list the local office interview rooms of his Department with protective screens.

In September 1987, the latest date for which information is available, there were 112 private interview rooms containing protective screens within the supplementary benefit caller facilities at 71 local offices. The offices concerned were:

OfficeRooms1
London North
Barnet1
Basildon2
Colchester5
Ilford1
Ipswich1
Leytonstone1
Plaistow1
Thames north1
Tottenham3
Norwich (Chantry)2
Norwich (Mountergate)3
Southall2
Uxbridge1
Scotland
Cowdenbeath1
Dundee (east)2
Glasgow (Partick)4
Glasgow (Springburn)1
London South
Havant1
Hounslow1
Bloomsbury1
Streatham3
Thames south1
Westminster1
Mitcham2
Portsmouth1
Redhill1
North Eastern
Blyth1
Bradford (east)1
Bradford (south)2
Harrogate1
Hartlepool1
Hexham1
Leeds (east)7
Newcastle-on-Tyne (east)1
Newcastle upon Tyne (St. James)1
Scarborough1
Sunderland (south)1
Wales and South Western
Aberdare1
Barnstaple1
OfficeRooms1
Cardiff (east)3
Holyhead1
Llanelli2
Newtown1
Swansea1
Yeovil1
North Western
Blackpool (north)1
Burnley1
Carlisle2
Leigh1
Liverpool (Bootle)1
Liverpool (Toxteth)2
Liverpool (West Derby)1
Manchester (Cheetham)4
Manchester (Failsworth)2
Rochdale1
St. Helens1
Salford (north)4
Midlands
Birmingham (Handsworth)1
Birmingham (Ravenhurst)1
Derby (Becket Street)2
Dudley (north)3
Leicester (Lower Hill Street)1
Leicester (Norton Street)1
Northampton2
Nottingham (Shakespeare Street)1
Redditch1
Smethwick1
Stoke-on-Trent (north)1
Sutton-in-Ashfield1
Wellingborough1
Worksop1
1 Number of private interview rooms with protective screens.