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Social Fund

Volume 175: debated on Thursday 28 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many persons who have received loans from the social fund are making repayments at (a) above 15 per cent., (b) 15 per cent., (c) above 10 per cent. but less than 15 per cent., (d) 10 per cent., (e) above 5 per cent. but less than 10 per cent., (f) 5 per cent. and (g) less than 5 per cent. of the income support applicable amount.

At 30 April 1990, the latest date for which data are available, 103,055 social fund loans were being recovered. A detailed breakdown of the percentage rates at which loans are being refunded by individual applicants is not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.