HC Deb 26 November 1986 vol 106 c291W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many urgent needs payments have been requested; how many have been granted; and how many were refused at the Walthamstow office of his Department in the past 12 months.

Mr. Lyell

During the year up to 8 April (the latest information available), the department's Walthamstow office determined claims for urgent needs payments as follows:

Successful claims for living expenses 1,307
Unsuccessful claims for living expenses 21
Claims for single payments for one-off needs1 115
Total Claims 1,443
1This figure includes awards and refusals.

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