§ Mr. Mikardo
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the number of individual payments made to claimants residing at Princes Lodge hostel, Commercial Road, London E14, for the month of January in respect of board and lodging charges; whether any of these payments were made direct to Namecourt Ltd.; and what was the total amount of the payments made by his Department during that period.
§ Mr. Rossi
Precise information can be provided only at disproportionate staff costs. It is estimated, however, that 45 claimants at this hostel were paid on a weekly basis during January, that only about six payments were made direct to Namecourt Ltd., and that a total of approximately £2,000 was paid during the period.