HC Deb 26 January 1989 vol 145 c711W
Mr. Tony Banks

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what was(a) the total of all single payments paid by local offices in London, (b) the equivalent figure for only those single payments encompassing items now covered by the social fund, for 1986–87 and 1987–88, (c) the total number of budgeting loans, crisis loans, community care grants paid out in the same catchment area so far for the year 1988–89 and (d) the expenditure represented by (a) to (c).

Mr. Peter Lloyd

Details of the total number and amount of all single payments paid by local offices in the London postal area for the periods 1986–87 and 1987–88 by office are in the Library.

All items for which a single payment could be made are available under the social fund, subject to budgetary constraints.

Information on the numbers of applications for social fund loans and grants processed and awarded, listed by local office, including information on budget allocations and expenditure, is also in the Library.