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Crisis Loans: North East

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time was for decisions to be taken on crisis loan applications in the North East in each month of 2008; and if he will make a statement. (254916)

The available information is provided in the following table.

Crisis loan applications in the North East in 2008 by month

Month

Average actual clearance time (working days)

January

1.3

February

1.3

March

1.3

April

1.3

May

1.3

June

1.2

July

1.3

August

1.3

September

1.2

October

1.2

November

1.2

December

1.4

Notes:

1. The clearance time for an individual crisis loan application is measured in whole working days from the date the application is received until the date the decision is taken on whether to make a loan offer, plus, if a loan offer is made, the number of whole working days between receiving the applicant’s reply to the offer and the recording of that reply. The minimum clearance time recorded for an individual crisis loan application is one working day, even if the application is cleared immediately.

2. Numbers are based on applications cleared in each month, not on applications received during that month.

Source:

DWP Social Fund Policy, Budget and Management Information System