§ Mr. Meacher
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Sherwood (Mr. Stewart) of 19 December on the social fund, he will publish(a) his revised social fund budget for 1990–91 and (b) the names of the benefit offices which have come under exceptional pressure and are to receive an increase in their allocation for that social fund budget during 1989–90.
§ Mr. Scott
With regard to the budget for 1990–91, I refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Peckham (Ms. Harman) on 10 November at column812. We are considering the basis on which the 1990–91 budget should be allocated to individual local offices and will announce the allocations in due course. Details of the revised allocations for 1989–90 are in the Library.