§ Mr. Andrew Mitchell
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security whether he has any plans to allocate further funds to local office social fund budgets.
§ Mr. Scott
I am pleased to be able to announce that a further allocation of £1,012,000 was made to 60 local offices at the end of February 1991. This additional money has been distributed to alleviate pressure on the social fund budgets in these offices. Details of the offices concerned and the additional amounts allocated have been placed in the Library.