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Regional Agencies (Eastern Region)

Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the locations of the offices of regional bodies and agencies in the Eastern region; by county, for which his Department is responsible. [95058]

Mr. Nicholas Brown: The answer is in the tables.

Offices in East of England Government Office Region
Bedfordshire District Manager Location and District Office, DunstableDunstable Jobcentre
Bedford Social Security OfficeLeighton Buzzard Jobcentre
Bedford JobcentreLuton Social Security Office
Biggleswade JobcentreLuton Jobcentre
Cambridge Social Security OfficePeterborough Social Security Office
Cambridge JobcentrePeterborough Jobcentre
Ely JobcentreSt Neots Jobcentre
Huntingdon JobcentreWisbech Jobcentre
March Jobcentre
Essex District Manager Location and District Office, ChelmsfordGrays Jobcentre
Basildon Social Security OfficeHarlow Social Security Office
Basildon JobcentreHarlow Jobcentre
Braintree Social Security OfficeHarwich Jobcentre
Brentwood JobcentreLoughton Jobcentre
Canvey Island JobcentreMaldon Jobcentre Plus
Chelmsford Jobcentre PlusRayleigh Jobcentre Plus
Clacton Social Security OfficeSouthend Social Security Office
Clacton JobcentreSouthend Jobcentre Plus
Colchester Social Security OfficeStansted Airport Jobcentre
Colchester High Street JobcentreTilbury Jobcentre
Colchester Southway House JobcentreWitham Jobcentre
Grays Social Security Office
Bishop Stortford JobcentreSt Albans Jobcentre
Borehamwood JobcentreSt Albans Social Security Office
Hatfield JobcentreStevenage Social Security Office
Herriel Hempstead Social Security OfficeStevenage Jobcentre
Hemel Hempstead JobcentreWaltham Cross Jobcentre
Hertford JobcentreWatford Social Security Office
Hitchin JobcentreWatford Jobcentre
Letchworh JobcentreWelwyn Garden City Jobcentre
Cromer JobcentreKings Lynn Jobcentre
Dereham JobcentreNorth Walsham Jobcentre
Diss Social Security OfficeNorwich Chantry Social Security Office
Diss JobcentreNorwich Kiln House Jobcentre
Downham Market JobcentreNorwich Mountergate Social Security Office/Pensions Centre
Fakenham JobcentreNorwich Theatre Street Jobcentre
Great Yarmouth Social Security OfficeSwaffham Jobcentre
Great Yarmouth JobcentreThetford
Hunstanton JobcentreWymondham Jobcentre
Kings Lynn Social Security Office
Suffolk District Manager Location & District Office, IpswichLeiston Jobcentre
Beccles JobcentreLowestoft Social Security Office
Bury St Edmunds Social Security OfficeLowestoft Jobcentre
Bury St Edmunds JobcentreMildenhall Jobcentre
Felixstowe JobcentreNewmarket Jobcentre
Haverhill JobcentreStowmarket Jobcentre
Ipswich Social Security OfficeSudbury Jobcentre
Ipswich JobcentreWoodbridge Jobcentre
Offices outside the East of England Government Office region that serve the people within it
Wembley Disability Benefits CentreNotts Local Service Branch (CSA)
Disability Benefits Unit, BlackpoolNorth West Yorkshire Local Service Branch (CSA)
Invalid Care Allowance Unit, PrestonSouth East Yorkshire Local Service Branch (CSA)
Barnsley Satellite Processing Centre (CSA)Western Local Service Branch (CSA)
Nottingham Satellite Processing Centre (CSA)Hull Caller Centre (CSA)
Norwich Satellite Processing Centre (CSA)Pensions Direct, National Pension Centre, Tyne View Park, Newcastle.
Sheffield Satellite Processing Centre (CSA)Child Benefit Centre, Washington (45)
Central Local Service Branch (CSA)


(45) Responsibility for Child Benefit will transfer to the Inland Revenue in April 2003, when Child Benefit Centre will become the Child Benefit Office of then Revenue.

The following offices based outside Bedfordshire serve the population of Bedfordshire, Norwich Mountergate Social Pensions Centre; Wembley Disability Benefits Centre; Disability Benefits Unit, Blackpool; Invalid Care Allowance Unit; Preston, Hull Caller Centre, Tyne View Park, Newcastle; Child Benefit Centre, Washington and Western Local Services Branch (CSA)

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Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to recognise impingement syndrome of the shoulder as a prescribed disease for the purpose of industrial injuries disablement benefit. [98598]

Mr. Nicholas Brown: Representations concerning impingement syndrome of the shoulder were brought to the attention of the research working group of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) at its meeting on 13 February 2003. Work related upper limb disorders are part of IIAC's programme of work for 2003–04 and the Council will consider the scientific evidence on Impingement Syndrome in its review.

Information is not collected centrally on the number of people affected by Impingement Syndrome of the shoulder. We have received no representations from the Department of Health on this issue.


Mr. Gardiner: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the Health and Safety Executive's review of Transco's data handling will be completed; and whether the findings will be published. [94638]

Mr. Nicholas Brown: HSE received a final copy of Transco's consultants' report reviewing Transco's data handling arrangements on Tuesday 4 February. HSE is now awaiting Transco's formal action plan in response to the report and will consider both documents to determine whether any further action is necessary.

It is HSE's intention that the health and safety findings of the report will be made public.

Trillium Group

Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many buildings were sold to the Trillium Group Ltd. under the Private Sector Resource Initiative for Management of the Estate; what the market value was of these buildings at the time of the sale; if he will list the buildings involved; and if he will make a statement. [98389]

Malcolm Wicks: On 1 April 1998 the then Department of Social Security transferred almost all of its estate through the Private Sector Resource Initiative for Management of the Estate (PRIME) to the private sector consortium now called LandSecurities Trillium. At that time the Department occupied approximately 700 buildings. Of these, only the 212 freehold and long lease buildings had a capital value and these are listed in the table. As part of the PRIME contract the Department received a cash consideration of £250 million for assets transferred. At the time of the transfer the Departments' property advisers estimated the value of the Estate to be over £300 million. The excess value of the estate is being recovered through reduced facilities payments.

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The National Audit Office report entitled "The PRIME project: The transfer of The Department of Social Security Estate to the private sector" was published in April 1999. The report was positive and concluded that PRIME is likely to provide better Value for Money than continuing with the existing arrangements.

Freehold and long lease buildings (i.e. those with a capital value) transferred to Trillium from the Department of Social Security in April 1998. Modern leasehold properties are not listed.

Property nameFreehold or Leasehold
Aberdare Crown BuildingF
Aberdeen Greyfriars House F
Abertillery Crown BuildingsF
Aberystwyth Crown BuildingsL
Aberystwyth Old WelshL
Bromley Westmorland RoadF
Burton-upon-Trent Crown BuildingF
Caerphilly Crown BuildingsF
Campbeltown Hall StreetF
Cannock Beecroft RoadF
Canterbury Nutwood HouseF
Cardiff Government BuildingsF
Carmarthan Danybank RoadF
Castleford Wheldon RoadF
Chatham The BrookF
Chelmsford Beeches RoadF
Cheltenham Rivershill HouseF
ChesterLeStreet Station RoadF
Chippenham St. Pauls HouseF
Chorley St. Marys WalkL
Clitheroe Primrose MillF
Clydebank Radnor HouseL
Coatbridge South Circular RoadF
Colchester Crown BuildingF
Coventry Cofa CourtF
Cowdenbeath Factory RoadF
Crawley The BoulevardF
Dartford Crown BuildingsL
Derby Forester HouseF
Derby St. Andrews HouseF
Dewsbury Rishworth RoadF
Diss Dominion HouseF
Dumfries Irish StreetF
Dumfries TormoreF
Dundee Magdalene Yard RoadF
Edinburgh Argyle HouseL
Edinburgh Haymarket HouseF
Edinburgh High Street-PortobelloF
Elgin Trinity RoadF
Ellesmere Port Whitby RoadF
Exeter Melrose House Unit 1L
Falkirk Antonine HouseF
Falkirk Callendar ParkF
Falkirk Callendar ParkF
Falkirk Heron HouseF
Falkirk Heron House (PAU)F
Fareham Crown OfficeL
Folkestone Palting HouseF
Frome Northover HouseF
Galashiels Market StreetF
Garston Cressington HouseF
Glasgow Atlas RoadF
Glasgow Coustonholm RoadF
Glasgow Crosshill RoadF
Glasgow Minerva StreetF
Glasgow Muslin StreetF
Glasgow Nitshill RoadF
Glasgow NorthgateF
Goole Burlington HouseF
Grantham Crown HouseF
Great Yarmouth Yarmouth WayF
Grimsby Cleethorpes RoadF
Grimsby Crown HouseL
Halifax Crossfield HouseF
Hamilton Douglas StreetF
Harlow Beaufort HouseF
Hartlepool Crown BuildingF
Hartlepool Crown HouseF
Hastings Ashdown HouseF
Havant Elmleigh RoadF
Haywards Heath OaklandsL
Hexham St. Andrews HouseF
Hinchley Wood KingstonByPass
Houghton LeSpring Broadway HouseF
Hull Government BuildingsF
Hyde Beech HouseL
Ilkeston Crown BuildingsF
Newcastle Saxon HouseF
Newton Abbott Ilford ParkF
Newton Stewart Victoria StreetF
Newtown Afon HouseF
Northallerton Elder HouseF
Northampton Gladstone Road EastL
Northshields Unicom HouseF
Northwich Hartford HouseF
Nottingham David LaneF
Ormskirk MoorgateF
Orpington The WalnutsF
Oxford Harcourt HouseL
Paisley LonendF
Penrith Voreda HouseF
Penzance Branwell HouseF
Peterhead Government BuildingsF
Peterlee Hatfield HouseF
Plymouth Crownhill CourtF
Pontefract NewgateF
Pontllanfraith EnnisclareF
Poole Park RoadF
Port Glasgow Scarlow StreetF
Preston Albert Edward HouseL
Preston Cop LaneF
Preston Diadem HouseL
Redcar Dawson HouseF
Redhill London RoadF
Rochdale Newgate HouseL
Romford Crown HouseF
Rossendale Hurstdale HouseF
Salisbury Crown BuildingsF
Scunthorpe Crown BuildingsF
Selby Abbey HouseF
Sheffield Eastern AvenueL
Shipley Woolcombers HallF
Shotts Dyfrig StreetF
Shrewsbury WhitehallF
Skegness Government Buildings F
Skipton Cavendish HouseF
Smethwick Church Hill StreetF
Southend Prittlewell ChaseL
Southend Victoria HouseF
St. Albans Beauver HouseF
St. Helens Manor HouseF
Stanley Towneley HouseF
St. Austell Carlyon HouseF
Stevenage DanestrateF
Stirling St. Ninian's RoadF
Stornoway Castle StreetF
Stranraer Ashwood DriveF
Sutton-in-Ashfield Crown BuildingF
Swindon Spring Gardens HouseF
Torbay Cotswold HouseF
Trowbridge Homefield HouseF
Twickenham Crown BuildingsF
Uxbridge Colham HouseF
Wakefield Crown HouseL
Walsall Lower Hall LaneL
Welling High Street (30–40)F
Whitehaven Mark HouseF
Wick Girnigoe StreetF
Wigan Griffin HouseL
Wigan Mesnes HouseL
Wishaw Alexander StreetL
Worthing Crown BuildingF
Wrexham Hightown BarracksF

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