HC Deb 28 June 1988 vol 136 cc203-4W
Mr. Madden

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many single payment applications were made to each local Department of Health and Social Security office in Bradford between 1 January and the date when the scheme ended; how much money was paid out between those dates; how many applications are still pending; how much money has been paid since the closing date for receipt of single payment applications, to date; when he expects all outstanding applications to be determined; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Portillo

The Department has three local offices in Bradford: Bradford east, south and west. Information is not available in the precise form requested. However details of the number of single payment decisions and expenditure between January and April 1988 and the number of outstanding cases on 31 May are given in the table:

Single Payment Decisions Single Payment Expenditure Single Payment Cases Outstanding
13 January–8 April 13 January–8 April £ On 31 May
Bradford (East) 3,102 166,455 597
Bradford (South) 3,818 171,205 68
Bradford (West) 3,332 173,685 318

Between 11 April and 31 May expenditure amounted to:
Number £
Bradford, East 65,956
Bradford, South 42,279
Bradford, West 78,884

Note: Data on Single Payments decisions and expenditure are provisional and subject to amendment.

Every effort is being made to clear all oustanding claims as soon as possible.

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