§ Mrs. Margaret Ewing
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what was the percentage expenditure take-up of the social fund from 0 to 10 per cent. to 90 to 100 per cent. for each of the local offices in Scotland, for the financial years 1988–89 and 1989–90.
§ Mr. Terry Fields
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people are repaying social fund loans at(a) 15 per cent., (b) 10 per cent., (c) 5 per cent. and (d) less than 5 per cent. of their income support.
§ Mr. Scott
At 31 May 1990, the latest date for which data are available, 418,604 social fund loans were being recovered. A detailed breakdown of the percentage rates at which loans are being repaid by individual applicants is not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
I regret that there was an error in my reply to the hon. Member for Oldham, West (Mr. Meacher) on 28 June at column 352. The number of social fund loans being recovered at 30 April 1990 should have read 422,055.