HC Deb 27 July 1993 vol 229 cc1012-3W
Mr. Bradley

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many lone parents were refused budgeting loans as a percentage of the total number of applicants during the year 1992–93.

Mr. Scott

Social fund data are recorded by application rather than by applicant. In 1992–93, the number of applications for a budgeting loan from lone parents which did not result in an award was 11.4 per cent. of all budgeting loan applications received.

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