§ Mr. McMaster
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will publish his definitions of(a) field offices, (b) inspector outstations and (c) customer access points in relation to the Benefits Agency; if he will list by category the offices within Renfrewshire; and what plans he has to recategorise any of these offices.
District Sheffield East Sheffield West Type of application CCG BL CL CCG BL CL (a) Referred back for determination by social fund officer (SFO) 42 22 2 11 5 1 (b) Changed by SFO 6 6 0 4 2 0 (c) Unchanged by SFO 35 IS 2 3 1 1
1. Data for April 1991 to 14 February 1992.
2. Changed decisions are defined as those resulting in an award being made to the applicant (b). Included in (b) are partially changed decisions which are not separately recorded. (c) represents decisions where no additional payment is awarded by the SFO on redetermination.
3. The difference in figures between the total of (b)+(c) and (a) is due to cases where notification of the final decision has not yet been received at the office of the social fund inspectors.
§ Mr. Bill Michie
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is the total number of applications for review to social fund officers for the year 1991–92 to date in the Sheffield East and Sheffield West districts; and for each district how many of those were(a) community care grants, (b) budgeting loans and (c) crisis loans; of those applications what was the total number revised wholly in favour of the applicant; of the total number of applications for review to social fund officers in Sheffield how many were reviewed partially in favour of the applicant; and what number of applications for review by social fund officers in Sheffield had the original decision confirmed, giving all answers by district and by type of application.
§ Mr. Bill Michie
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is the total number of claimants who are currently in debt to the social fund in Sheffield and the total amount that is owed by them414W