Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Severe Weather Payments on 30th June 1986.
Mr. Pike Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many claims for severe weather payments have been made in the current year at his Department’s offices in Burnley; and how many were successful.
Mr. Major Separate information on the number of claims for exceptionally severe weather payments is not collected. Information on the number of payments made this year is not yet available. When the period during which payments are likely to be made is over, local offices will be asked to make a return, so that the total number of payments can be calculated.