§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what was the money advice training budget for social fund officers in the years 1988–89 and 1989–90.156W
§ Mr. Scott
Guidance on money advice forms an integral part of the internal training provided for social fund officers, and there is no separate budget allocated to that part of the training programme.
Money advice training occupies two days in the total training period of three weeks and comprises: the role of the social fund officer in helping clients with financial problems; identification of priority debts; giving advice on budgeting and financial expenditure; interviewing skills relevant to money advice interviews.