HC Deb 16 April 2002 vol 383 c885W
Mr. Kirkwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of applications for community care grants have been given a priority of medium or high; and how many applications regarded as of high or medium priority have been(a) fully awarded, (b) partially awarded and (c) not awarded in each year since 1997. [48645]

Malcolm Wicks

(holding answer 15 April 2002]: The available information is in the table.

Community care grant awards by priority
Year High priority awards Medium priority awards
1997–98 229,000 6,000
1998–99 218,000 7,000
1999–00 215,000 4,000
2000–01 223,000 2,000


Social Fund Policy, Budget and Management Information System


1. Figures are rounded to the nearest thousand.

2. Figures are for initial awards only.

3. Data on the numbers of applications by priority are not held. It is not practical to collect such data as one application could include requests for high, low and medium priority items.

4. Details of full and partial awards and refusals are not held by priority.