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House of Commons Hansard
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Social Fund Annual Report
27 October 2016
Volume 616

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In the annual report of the social fund by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the social fund 2014-15, published in June 2015, in annex 9 on page 52 of the report the number of social fund appeals decided in the appellant’s favour was incorrectly reported by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) as follows:

Social fund (funeral payments): 380

Social fund (sure start maternity grants): 190

Total: 560

The percentage decided in the appellant’s favour was incorrectly reported as follows:

Social fund (funeral payments): 77%

Social fund (sure start maternity grant): 90%

Total: 81%

This was due to an error, which led to the figures for appeals decided in the Department’s favour being mistakenly given under this heading. The correct figures—rounded as in the report to the nearest 10—are:

Social fund (funeral payments): 110

Social fund (sure start maternity grants): 20

Total: 130

The correct percentage decided in the appellant’s favour are:

Social fund (funeral payments): 22%

Social fund (sure start maternity grant): 11%

Total 19%

I apologise for this inadvertent error.

Later today I will lay a correction slip to formally correct the record.

[HCWS221]