§ Mrs. Beckett
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many social fund applications for(a) grants, (b) loans and (c) either grants or loans had been received at his Department's local offices in London road and Becket street, Derby, up to the latest date for which information is available.
§ Mr. Portillo
[holding answer 27 April 1988]: We shall be placing in the Library details of the operation of the social fund for each local office. These data will comprise the outstanding balances in the loans budget and community care grants budget and the numbers and the financial amounts of applications and payments for crisis loans, budgeting loans and community care grants. This information will be provided monthly as soon as the data have been collated. I will write to the hon. Member when the first month's information becomes available.