HC Deb 05 July 1993 vol 228 c41W
20. Mr. John Marshall

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is the total value of payments made by the social fund since its introduction.

Mr. Scott

Since the social fund was introduced in 1988, over 16.3 million social fund awards have been made worth more than £1.5 billion, including maternity, funeral and cold weather payments as well as awards from the discretionary scheme.

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