§ Earl Russell
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How much new money, over and above recycled loans, will be allocated to the Social Fund budget in the coming financial year.
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Social Security (Viscount Astor)
The net provision for the discretionary elements of the Social Fund for the financial year beginning 1 April 1994 will be £140 million—a £5 million increase over the provision for the current year.