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Social Fund

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individual applications to the Social Fund for (a) community care grants, (b) budgeting loans and (c) crisis loans there were in each month from July to December 2008. (250891)

The available information is in the following table.

Discretionary social fund applications received in Great Britain from July to December 2008

Number of applications received

2008

Community care grants

Budgeting loans

Crisis loans

July

52,820

132,360

236,230

August

45,940

108,740

218,690

September

49,560

128,660

235,660

October

52,550

159,930

252,290

November

52,250

189,940

236,740

December

40,900

125,920

227,620

Note:

Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

DWP Social Fund Policy, Budget and Management Information System.