HC Deb 06 May 2004 vol 420 cc1786-7W
Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many mothers in Burnley have taken up the Sure Start maternity grant; [167888]

(2) how many mothers in Burnley have received the Sure Start Maternity Grant. [168323]

Mr. Pond

The information is not available in the format requested. The available information is in the table.

Sure Start Maternity Grants in Greater Manchester Lancashire Social Fund District/East Lancashire Jobcentre Plus District
Applications Awards
2000–01 2,936 2,405
2001–02 3,746 2,998
2002–03 4,637 3,452
2003–04 5,297 3,539


1. Data are not available by parliamentary constituency. Burnley parliamentary constituency is part of East Lancashire Jobcentre Plus District, which was previously called Greater Manchester Lancashire Social Fund District.

2. Sure Start Maternity Grants were introduced on 27 March 2000. The very small number of cases for 1999–2000 has been excluded for data protection reasons.

3. Data are given for all applications and awards, irrespective of whether the application was made by the mother or her partner.


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