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Lone Parents

Volume 229: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many lone parents were refused budgeting loans as a percentage of the total number of applicants during the year 1992–93.

Social fund data are recorded by application rather than by applicant. In 1992–93, the number of applications for a budgeting loan from lone parents which did not result in an award was 11·4 per cent. of all budgeting loan applications received.