Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Special Claims (Staff) on 5th June 1986.
Dr. Godman Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many of the 5,000 additional staff at the Department of Health and Social Security local offices will be posted to the special claims section; and if he will break this down by region.
Mr. Major [pursuant to his reply, 19 May 1986, c. 63]: The 500 extra staff for fraud work are separate from the 5,000 additional local office staff for general work. None of the 5,000 will be used on fraud work. As regards the disposition of the 500, I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for St. Albans (Mr. Utley) on 15 May, at column 533.