HC Deb 28 June 1988 vol 136 c204W
Mr. Madden

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will consider further whether he can take steps to enable him to gather information on how many people have applied to each local office in Bradford for a grant since 11 April but were instead offered a loan.

Mr. Portillo

This information is not produced by local office social fund microcomputers and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost, from a clerical scrutiny of each application received since 11 April.