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Social Fund

Volume 173: debated on Thursday 24 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what was the cost to his Department of the publication of leaflet SFL 10 from March 1990: and how many copies of the leaflet were produced.

The cost to the Department of the publication of leaflet SFL 10 ("Have you been refused a Social Fund Loan or Grant? A recent High Court decision may affect you") since March 1990 has been £5,900. Six hundred thousand copies have been produced.

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many 16 and 17-year-olds have received payments from the social fund for each quarter since April 1988 and for each standard region.

I regret that the information requested is not available and could be obtained only at a disproportionate cost.