To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the amount paid out in single payments at his Department's local offices at Lair Russell house, Vicar lane, Bradford, and Leeds road, Bradford, for 1987; what is the allocation for the social fund for the 12 months commencing in April 1988; and if he will make a statement.
[holding answer 28 March 1988]: Information is not available in precisely the form requested. In the period from 17 December 1986 to 15 December 1987 single payments expenditure at the Bradford, South office was £583,457 and at the Bradford, East office it was £649,893. Information on their social fund budget allocations for the period from 11 April 1988 to 31 March 1989 was contained in my hon. Friend's reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Wells (Mr. HeathcoatAmory) on 4 November 1987, at columns 774–81.