HC Deb 30 June 1988 vol 136 cc331-2W
21. Mr. McGrady

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland were awarded single payments between 1 April 1987 and 31 May 1987; and how many were awarded similar benefit under the social fund legislation between 11 April and 31 May of the current year.

Mr. Needham

Information is not collected in the precise form requested, but the available information is as follows:

Period Type Number
8 April 1987 to 2 June 1987 Single payments 27,029
11 April 1988 to 31 May 1988 Community care grants and loans 13,984

During the latter period 41,4641 single payments were also awarded on claims received before 11 April 1988.

1Provisional figures.

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