§ Mr. Wareing
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what percentage of applicants for a social fund loan have received money advice(a) nationally, (b) regionally and (c) in each local Department of Social Security office area.
§ Mr. Scott
Information at national and regional levels in the period 1 April 1989 to 31 January 1990 is given in the table. Information relating to each local office could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
Number of money advice interviews as percentage of loan applications processed per cent. National 2.3 London North 1.2 London South 1.5 Midlands 2.4 North East 1.8 North West 3.9 Scotland 2.1 Wales and South West 2.6