HC Deb 25 May 1988 vol 134 c213W
Mr. Harry Greenway

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make additional resources available in the Ealing district under the social fund to enable payments to be made in respect of recent severe flood damage to people's furniture and fittings; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Portillo

Additional allocations from the contingency reserve will be considered following an unforeseen and unforeseeable demand which could not be met from a local office's budget. There is no indication that circumstances in Ealing warrant an additional allocation.