HC Deb 30 November 2000 vol 357 c860W
Fiona Mactaggart

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what proportion of applicants to the Social Fund received(a) loans, (b) grants and (c) refusals in the last 12 months. [139713]

Angela Eagle

The information is in the table.

The proportions of discretionary Social Fund applicants who received an award and whose applications were refused between November 1999 and October 2000
Percentage of applications on which an initial award was:
Made Refused
Community Care Grants 37 63
Budgeting Loans 67 30
Crisis Loans 72 27


1. The number of awards after review are not included in the table; if these awards were included then the percentage of applications resulting in an award would be Community Care Grants 46 per cent., Budgeting Loans 68 per cent. and Crisis Loans 72 per cent.

2. Percentages may not sum due to rounding, applications being withdrawn, applicants not responding to loan offers and applications not decided at the time of the count.