HC Deb 26 July 1993 vol 229 c721W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many claims have been made for severe hardship in Wales in each year from 1989–90; and if he will indicate(a) total requests, (b) claims accepted, (c) claims refused and (d) the percentage of successful claims.

Mr. Burt

Such information as is available is in the table. Information prior to January 1991 is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Year Awarded Refused Total Percentage successful
1991 1,876 433 2,309 81
1992 3,696 813 4,509 82
11993 2,641 506 3,147 84
1 January-June.

Source: Severe hardship claims unit database.

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