§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many severe hardship payments were awarded to young people(a) living at home with their parents and (b) living away from home, in each year since 1988–89.
§ Mr. Burt
The available information is in the table. Details of housing status were first collected from December 1990.
Awards of Severe Hardship at home away from home December 1990—March 1991 1,440 8,387 April 1991—March 1992 11,548 43,289 April 1992—August 1992 10,388 26,119
Source: Severe Hardship Claims Unit