Flexible Support Fund: Children:Written question - 27973

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Asked by Ian Austin
(Dudley North)
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Asked on: 23 February 2016
Department for Work and Pensions
Flexible Support Fund: Children
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19 November 2015 to Question 16115, if he will make it his policy to collect centrally data on Flexible Support Funding spent on childcare support.
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Answered by: Priti Patel
Answered on: 26 February 2016

The Flexible Support Fund is used at the discretion of Jobcentre Plus District Managers and Work Coaches to support people back into work. Given this is a localised, discretionary fund we do not, and do not have plans to, create additional bureaucratic reporting on how the fund is spent.

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