HC Deb 24 October 1989 vol 158 c418W
Mr. Jim Marshall

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what statistical information he has as to the reasons given to applicants by social fund officers at the local offices in Leicester for the nil awards in respect of an application for community care grant.

Mr. Scott

Information on the number of times each reason for decision has been used in refusing an application for a community care grant is given in the table.

overpayments recovered under section 53 of the Social Security Act 1986, section 119 of the Social Security Act 1975 and section 20 of the Supplementary Benefit Act 1976, (ii) the number of standard letters sent indicating that recovery of overpayments through civil proceedings and (iii) the number of cases pursued under (ii) which are successful.

Mrs. Gillian Shepard

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to him on 10 May 1989 atcolumn 447.

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