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Work and Pensions written question – answered on 28th June 2012.

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Photo of Mike Hancock Mike Hancock Liberal Democrat, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much it cost his Department to set up the social fund.

Photo of Steve Webb Steve Webb The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The introduction of the social fund was one of many wide ranging changes made to social security provision and which was enacted within the Social Security Act 1986.

It is not possible therefore to specifically identify the net cost to the Department for setting up social fund provision in 1987, that is regulated funeral and maternity payments, and in 1988 discretionary grants, loans and regulated cold weather payments.

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