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Grants And Loans

Volume 172: debated on Thursday 17 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people have been refused (a) community care grants, (b) budgeting loans, and (c) crisis loans, on the grounds that there were insufficient funds/priority too low, by his offices within the Barnsley, East constituency during the period April 1988 to March 1989, and April 1989 to December 1989.

[holding answer 8 May 1990]: The information in the table represents the number of processed applications for the periods April 1988 to March 1989 and April 1989 to December 1989 where one of the reasons for refusal given by the social fund officer was that of insufficient priority. The number of people refused or awarded payments from the social fund is not collected. Individuals can make more than one application during each accounting period and a social fund officer can give up to six reasons for not allowing an application.

Social Fund Refusals of Applications on Grounds of Insufficient Priority
April 1988-March 1989Community Care GrantsBudgeting LoansCrisis Loans
Barnsley East92290
Wath On Dearne11820
April 1989-December 1990
Barnsley East742550
Wath On Dearne2033750