§ Mr. Allen
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is the percentage of the annual social fund budget allocated for each month of 1988–89 for grants and loans in those offices covering the Nottingham, North constituency; what other social fund claims and payments have been made to date broken down into (i) the number for social fund claims issued and returned for each of grants, budget loans and for crisis loans, (ii) the number of awards, partial awards and refunds for other grants and loans, (iii) the average payment and (iv) the number of awards successful on review; and if he will give the loans for claimant groups E, A and pensioners.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
The local offices of the Department which serve the Nottingham, North constituency are Nottingham David lane and Nottingham Shakespeare street but their boundaries are not conterminous.233W
Details of the numbers of applications for social fund loans and grants processed and awarded, listed by local office, including information Oil budget allocations and expenditure, is available from the information held in the Library. Local offices do not have monthly budgets. To assist local office management there is a national profile of anticipated monthly expenditure which may be adjusted to reflect local demands. Details of the national profile were given in my predecessors reply to the hon. Member for Derby, South (Mrs. Beckett) on 11 July 1988 at column 61.
No statistics are maintained on the number of claim and application forms issued to potential social fund claimants and applicants and their representatives. Details of claimants and applicants are not recorded in the format of claimant groups E, A and pensioners.
B. Loans awarded to social fund clients group Client group 01 02 03 04 05 Loans awarded 16 16 140 16 219 Amount awarded £2,805.86 £3,266.22 £16,937.95 £3,529.33 £33,561.14 Client group 06 07 08 09 10 Loans awarded 85 1,697 32 60 838 Amount awarded £11,961.09 £252,542.95 £5,611.92 £5,887.10 £134,602.04 Client group 11 12 13 15 Loans awarded 1,367 43 288 119 Amount awarded £114,902.94 £7,517.46 £22,855.56 £6,712.27
C. List of social fund Client group codes Code Client group 01 Aged over 80 with higher pensioner premium 02 Aged 60–79 disabled with higher pensioner premium 03 Aged 60–79 with ordinary pensioner premium or over 60 without pensioner premium
Applicant and partner aged under 60 04 Lone parent with disability premium 05 Family with disability premium 06 Other with disability premium 07 Lone parent without disability premium 08 Unemployed with family premium—signing quarterly 09 Unemployed without family premium—signing quarterly 10 Unemployed or with training allowance—with family premium 11 Unemployed or with training allowance—without family premium 12 Others with family premium 13 Others without family premium 15 Applicants not receiving Income Support
B. Loans awarded to social fund clients group Client group 01 02 03 04 05 Loans awarded 18 21 266 25 219 Amount awarded £3,082.01 £3,825.86 £33,201.21 £5,489.58 £62,547.72 Client group 06 07 08 09 10
An analysis of loans awarded by client groups, and details of the number of applications successful on review for each social fund client group in the offices requested for the period to the end of December 1988 are shown in the tables.
A. The number of social fund applications successful on review Local office Number Amount awarded David lane 53 £13,404.61 Shakespeare street 50 £9,679.57 Total 103 £23,084.18