HC Deb 30 April 2004 vol 420 cc1378-9W
James Purnell

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many mothers in Stalybridge and Hyde have made use of the Sure Start maternity grant. [168739]

Mr. Pond

The information is not available in the format requested. The available information is in the tables.

Sure Start Maternity Grants
Applications Awards
Tameside Social Fund District
2000–01 1,122 855
2001–02 1,306 1,063
20021 to December 1,069 867
Sure Start Maternity Grants in Stockport and Tameside Jobcentre Plus District
20032 674 502
2003–04 2,840 2,071
1 To December.
2 January to March.
1. Data is not available by Parliamentary Constituency. Stalybridge and Hyde Parliamentary Constituency used to be part of Tameside Social Fund District. This District was involved in a very complex interlocking set of boundary changes affecting an area from North Cumbria to Norfolk, which took place from

September 2002 to June 2003. Tameside District was combined with part of Stockport interim District in January 2003 to form Stockport and Tameside Jobcentre Plus District. The two areas for which data is given above are thus different, so the data is not comparable
2. Sure Start Maternity Grants were introduced on 27 March 2000. The very small number of cases for 1999–2000 has been excluded for data protection reasons.
3. Data is given for all applications and awards, irrespective of whether the application was made by the mother or her partner.

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