§ 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:
Number 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.