§ Mr. Spriggs
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many applications have been made to his Department for financial assistance and refused, without the constituency Member being given an opportunity to put the case or cases; and how many such refusals were dealt with in the absence of a Government Minister.
§ Mr. Golding
I regret that the information requested is not available. Applications made under the various schemes operated by my Department are considered against the conditions set out in the appropriate published leaflet. It is open to anyone to seek, through his constituency502W Member of Parliament, a review of a decision. All such cases are considered by a Minister.