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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Severe Weather Payments

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Severe Weather Payments on 13th February 1987.


Mr. David Marshall Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many pensioners in (a) Scotland, (b) Strathclyde region, (c) Glasgow district and (d) Shettleston constituency applied for severe weather payments in the current year; and how many applications were (i) accepted and (ii) refused.

Mr. Major Information on the number of claims by pensioners for exceptionally cold weather payments is not available.

Statistics are being maintained on the total number of exceptionally cold weather payments made, the amount of those payments and the number refused, and these will be published in due course.