HC Deb 20 May 1994 vol 243 cc580-1W
Mr. Tipping

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what social fund budget the(a) East Nottinghamshire, (b) North Nottinghamshire and (c) West Nottinghamshire district offices held in 1993–94; and what budget they hold for 1994–95 on a comparable cost basis.

Mr. Scott

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 hon. Member.

Letter from Michael Bichard to Mr. Paddy Tipping, dated 20 May 1994: The Secretary of State for Social Security has asked me to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about the Social Fund budget in the Benefits Agency's East, North and West Nottinghamshire Districts. You asked for details of these Districts' budget for 1993–94 and 1994–95 on a comparable cost basis. Those details are shown at Appendix A.

Appendix A
1993–94 actual allocation (£) 1993–94 allocation expressed in terms of 1994–95 prices1 (£) 1994–95 actual allocation (£)
Nottinghamshire, East 497,433 517,330 507,531
Nottinghamshire, North 382,419 397,716 390,182
Nottinghamshire, West 563,412 585,948 574,849
Nottinghamshire, East 1,484,763 1,544,154 1,514,904
Nottinghamshire, North 1,023,815 1,064,768 1,044,598
Nottinghamshire, West 1,545,010 1,606,810 1,576,374
1 Real terms figures have been calculated using the current GDP deflator (4 per cent.) and may alter.