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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Single Payments (Insulation)

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Single Payments (Insulation) on 13th January 1987.


Mr. Fatchett Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he intends to retain single payments as of right for insulation; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Major Under regulation 18 of the Supplementary Benefit (Single Payments) Regulations 1981, supplementary benefit claimants may receive a lump sum payment of benefit to meet the cost of materials to carry out simple draught-proofing measures in their homes.

We are considering future arrangements for help with draught-proofing with the other Government Departments concerned, in the context of the overall help available to people on low incomes with energy conservation measures.