Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Severe Weather Payments on 10th March 1987.
Mr. Andrew Bowden Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he proposes to make any further changes regarding payment of the severe weather heating allowance; and if he will make a statement.
Mr. Major I refer my hon. Friend to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister to my hon. Friend the Member for Eastleigh (Sir D. Price) on 3 February at column 557.
Mr. Flannery Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many applications for the extra heating allowance for cold weather have been received; and how many people have received payment.
Mr. Major I refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Midlothian (Mr. Eadie) and the hon. Member for Thurrock (Dr. McDonald) earlier today.