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Social Fund

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) York, (b) North Yorkshire, (c) Yorkshire and the Humber and (d) England have received a (i) grant and (ii) loan from the Social Fund in each year since the establishment of that Fund. (290652)

(holding answer 9 September 2009): The available information is shown in the following table.

Yorkshire and the Humber

England

Community care grant number of initial awards

1997-98

n/a

180,500

1998-99

n/a

173,300

1999-2000

n/a

168,500

2000-01

n/a

173,500

2001-02

n/a

179,700

2002-03

n/a

190,300

2003-04

n/a

198,200

2004-05

22,800

200,700

2005-06

23,500

215,800

2006-07

22,700

215,900

2007-08

22,300

196,800

2008-09

23,400

200,000

Loan (budgeting and crisis) number of initial awards

1997-98

n/a

1,354,000

1998-99

n/a

1,397,000

1999-2000

n/a

n/a

2000-01

n/a

1,596,100

2001-02

n/a

1,708,400

2002-03

n/a

1,781,800

2003-04

n/a

1,777,200

2004-05

194,400

1,702,000

2005-06

197,200

1,720,600

2006-07

210,700

1,858,900

2007-08

214,400

2,040,400

2008-09

237,000

2,479,300

n/a = Not available.

Notes:

1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 100.

2. The information provided is Management Information; our preference is to answer all Parliamentary Questions using Official/National Statistics but in this case we only have Management Information available. It is not quality assured to the same extent as Official/National Statistics and there are some issues with the data, for example, it does not include applications which were processed clerically and have not yet been entered on to the Social Fund Computer System.

3. Awards shown are initial awards and do not include awards made on review.

4. Information cannot be supplied for York and North Yorkshire as the smallest geographical area we can provide figures for is Social Fund Budget Area.

5. Figures are for initial awards made, not the number of people who received an initial award. (Some people received more than one initial award.).

Source:

DWP Social Fund Policy, Budget and Management Information System