To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how much of the expenditure on the social fund set out in table 15.1 of volume II of the Government's expenditure plans 1988–89 to 1990–91 for each year between 1988–89 to 1990–91 is attributable to (a) help with maternity expenses, (b) help with funeral expenses, (c) severe weather payments, (d) community care grants, (e) budget loans and (f) crisis loans.
Information for 1989–90 and 1990–91 was given in my reply to the hon. Member for Derby, South (Mrs. Beckett) on 1 February at column 488. The breakdown for maternity and funeral payments for those two years is as follows:
|Exceptionally cold weather payments||4·5|
|Community care grants||60|
|Net cost of loans||165|
|1 Separate allocations are not made for budgeting and crisis loans.|