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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Board and Lodging Allowances

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Board and Lodging Allowances on 18th February 1987.


Mr. Pike Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) how much his Department is paying to persons living in (a) Burnley and (b) Pendle for board and lodging allowances;

(2) how many people living in (a) Burnley and (b) Pendle are (i) single persons under 26 years, (ii) single persons over 26 years, (iii) married couples without children and (iv) married couples with children, and are receiving board and lodging payments.

Mr. Major I regret that the information requested is not collected by individual local offices and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.