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Grants And Loans

Volume 173: debated on Tuesday 5 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will publish a table showing in 1988–89 and 1989–90 the number of applications for (i) community care grants, (ii) budgeting loans and (iii) crisis loans that were refused, broken down by reason for refusal.

The information requested is set out in the tables. The figures relate to the number of occasions on which the particular reason for refusal was used. It is possible for an individual application to be refused for more than one reason.Reasons for refusal 1989–90:

Community Care GrantsBudgeting LoansCrisis Loans
Savings over £500 sufficient to meet cost3,51088030
Not in receipt of ISn/a38,720n/a
Not in receipt of IS for 26 weeksn/a116,630n/a
Not in receipt of IS and unlikely to become entitled30,100n/an/a
Excluded items11,85024,8201,280
Excluded persons19,7901,300390
Amount less than £30 (not travelling expenses)4,52012,460n/a

Community Care Grants

Budgeting Loans

Crisis Loans

Total debt of £1,000n/a42040
Previous application and SFO decision for this item13,48025,5401,500
No serious risk or damage to health or safetyn/an/a24,540
Inability to repayn/a19,0103,270
Help available from another source2,4402,3303,940
Insufficient priority50,340137,7201,300
Other agencies not providing back up20n/an/a
Suitable alternative available1,3602,0801,490
Loan refused—CCG awardedn/a34,890350
Direction 4 not satisfied158,210n/an/a
Enough money available to meet crisisn/an/a520
Other297,40021,2106,990
Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

1Figures relate to the period November 1989 to March 1990 only.

2includes decisions prior to November 1989 where Direction 4 was not satisfied.

n/a—not applicable.

Reasons for refusal 1988–89

Community care grants

Budgeting loans

Crisis loans

Savings over £500 sufficient to meet cost2,51088060
Not in receipt of ISn/a35,780n/a
Not in receipt of IS for 26 weeksn/a100,380n/a
Not in receipt of IS and unlikely to become entitled15,890n/an/a
Excluded items9,61029,3701,620
Excluded persons13,790770320
Amount less than £30 (not travelling
expenses)3,23011,950n/a
Total debt of £1,000n/a18020
Previous application and SFO decision for this item5,08013,1801,490

Analysis of awards 1989–90

Client Group Code

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04

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06

07

08

09

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12

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14

15

Budgeting Loans

National0·20·40·63·50·41·64·248·70·41·815·718·31·13·00·0n/a
North East Region0·10·30·63·40·31·53·646·20·51·919·718·21·02·50·1n/a
Gateshead0·00·20·53·90·21·73·745·10·22·321·617·80·91·81·0n/a
North Shields0·00·50·63·90·31·54·848·50·81·716·617·10·82·80·0n/a
Wallsend0·00·70·53·30·41·73·646·20·21·321·018·20·91·80·0n/a
Sunderland South0·10·20·63·60·31·43·042·60·52·619·821·50·92·90·0n/a
South Shields0·30·11·14·20·20·84·047·50·71·716·319·70·62·20·0n/a
Sunderland North0·10·10·43·10·31·12·844·60·71·721·020·60·82·60·0n/a
Newcastle St James0·30·50·53·70·20·64·442·60·22·517·423·31·02·90·0n/a
Jarrow0·20·10·64·40·30·74·447·00·52·016·818·11·42·60·0n/a
Newcastle West0·10·71·14·90·41·04·956·90·60·722·13·60·52·30·0n/a
Houghton le Spring0·00·70·73·60·40·92·247·90·30·923·015·51·62·00·0n/a
Newcastle East0·10·10·61·80·51·53·347·40·22·415·923·31·01·80·0n/a

Crisis loans

National0·10·10·10·80·10·41·721·70·10·214·844·01·14·40·010·4
North East Region0·10·10·10·80·10·51·525·20·10·317·339·91·02·90·110·3
Gateshead0·10·20·51·10·00·71·928·10·00·318·735·00·92·50·010·0
North Shields0·00·10·01·30·10·11·528·60·00·121·238·31·32·80·04·4
Wallsend0·00·30·01·00·50·72·223·10·00·217·238·00·73·10·012·9
Sunderland South0·10·10·31·00·40·91·126·70·00·114·943·50·43·00·07·6
South Shields0·00·10·10·60·20·41·922·00·10·212·648·70·63·70·18·8
Sunderland North0·00·20·30·80·30·72·031·10·10·318·332·40·61·90·011·1

Community care grants

Budgeting loans

Crisis loans

No serious risk or damage to health or safetyn/an/a24,430
Inability to repayn/a11,7303,290
Help available from another source2,1402,4605,890
Insufficient priority13,45083,430810
Other agencies not providing back up90n/an/a
Suitable alternative available1,1802,1401,860
Loan refused—CCG awardedn/a14,580150
Other83,22018,7706,590
Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
n/a—not applicable.

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will publish a table showing in 1988–89 and 1989–90 the number of (i) community care grants, (ii) budgeting loans and (iii) crisis loans which were refused on the grounds of "excluded items", breaking down "excluded items" into its component parts.

The numbers of applications refused on the grounds that the application was for an item excluded by the Secretary of State's directions are as follows. Details of the individual excluded items applied for are not recorded.

Community care grantsBudgeting loansCrisis loans
1988–899,61029,3701,620
1989–9011,85024,8201,280
Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what percentage of (a) budgeting loans (b) crisis loans and (c) community care grants were awarded to each of the 15 client groups defined by his Department in (a) Great Britain as a whole (b) the north-east region and (c) each of the offices serving the Tyne and Wear area for 1989–90.

Client Group Code

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06

07

08

09

10

11

12

13

14

15

Newcastle St James0·40·20·00·90·00·71·827·00·00·416·735·61·03·90·011·4
Jarrow01010·00·50·30·82·324·70·00·311·840·61·32·90·014·3
Newcastle West0·00·20·21·30·00·61·318·80·00·313·724·60·82·30·035·7
Houghton le Spring0·00·00·30·30·20·32·022·50·00·017·632·11·43·00·020·3
Newcastle East0·00·20·21·40·10·31·026·30·00·412·744·51·02·10·09·9

Community care grants

National0·45·65·115·10·93·312·625·40·41·18·512·92·15·90·01·0
North East Region0·24·75·315·10·93·611·925·60·41·210·212·82·15·00·10·9
Gateshead0·04·17·014·31·12·811·828·80·41·08·214·01·64·10·00·8
North Shields0·05·05·317·10·44·411·227·70·40·09·014·70·73·30·00·9
Wallsend0·27·77·719·80·01·810·521·40·21·08·913·91·84·60·00·4
Sunderland South0·15·14·915·92·04·414·424·30·51·38·410·42·15·40·00·8
South Shields0·16·04·619·21·32·710·833·61·00·97·66·91·23·10·00·7
Sunderland North0·23·05·412·41·84·010·726·60·31·810·816·51·44·60·00·5
Newcastle St James0·44·33·014·30·42·612·326·30·01·17·816·61·68·10·01·1
Jarrow0·04·88·523·10·44·214·921·80·11·57·24·53·35·10·00·6
Newcastle West0·47·67·316·30·31·513·624·30·01·410·77·91·56·00·01·1
Houghton le Spring0·22·52·08·00·72·714·529·40·51·219·710·52·05·20·00·7
Newcastle East0·210·49·730·51·52·813·610·90·40·83·98·70·75·30·00·6
n/a = not applicable

Key to client group codes:

00 Not assigned
01 Over 80 and in receipt of Higher Pensioner Premium
02 Aged 60–79, disabled and in receipt of Higher Pensioner Premium
03 Aged 60–79, in receipt of Pensioner Premium or over 60 without Pensioner Premium
04 Lone Parent, in receipt of Disability Premium
05 Family, in receipt of Disability Premium
06 Other, in receipt of Disability Premium
07 Lone Parent, not in receipt of Disability Premium
08 Quarterly signer at UBO, in receipt of Family Premium
09 Quarterly signer at UBO, not in receipt of Family Premium
10 Signing as unemployed or with training allowance—in receipt of Family Premium
11 Signing as unemployed or with training allowance—not in receipt of Family Premium
12 Others, in receipt of Family Premium
13 Others, not in receipt of Family Premium
14 Involved in a trade dispute
15 Applicant not in receipt of Income Support

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what percentage of (a) budgeting loans (b) community care grants were awarded to each of the 15 client groups defined by his Department for the midlands region in the financial year 1989–90

[holding answer 24 May 1990]: The information requested is in the table:

Budgeting LoansCommunity Care Grants
Client GroupPer cent.Per cent.
00·130·19
10·424·69
20·514·23
33·4512·39
40·320·78
51·842·82
62·9610·30
750·1735·64
80·570·26
91·530·63
1020·067·08
1114·5713·23
121·141·79
132·175·06
140·000·00
15n/a0·93
The figures do not sum because of rounding.
Key to Client Groups
0 Unallocated or unidentified
1 Over 80-with Income Support higher pensioner priemium.
2 Aged 60–79—disabled with higher pensioner premium.
3 Aged 60–79—with ordinary pensioner premium or over 60 without pensioner premium.
4 Lone parent with Income Support disability premium.

5 Family with disability premium.

6 Other with disability premium.

7 Lone parent without disability premium.

8 Signs at UBO quarterly with Income Support family premium.

9 Signs at UBO quarterly without family premium.

10 Signing unemployed or with training allowance with family premium.

11 Signing unemployed or with training allowance without family premium.

12 Others with family premium.

13 Others without family premium.

14 Involved in trade dispute.

15 Applicant not in receipt of Income Support—Notapplicable for budgeting loans.