HC Deb 16 November 1987 vol 122 c441W
Mr. Frank Field

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if, pursuant to the reply of 4 November,Official Report, columns 774–81, he will explain the basis on which the budget for each social security office's social fund has been calculated.

Mr. Scott

The allocations are based largely on single payment expenditure for the latter part of 1986–87, but also reflect estimates of the need for social fund grants and loans, based on the number and type of benefit recipients in each office.