HL Deb 03 February 1993 vol 542 cc16-7WA
Earl Russell

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have any plans to use the contingency reserve to supplement the Social Fund budget for the Shetland Islands.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Social Security (Lord Henley)

The administration of the Social Fund is a matter for Mr. Michael Bichard, the Chief Executive of the Benefits Agency. He will write to the noble Earl and a copy will be placed in the Library.