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 11th March 1987.
Mr. Deakins Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many single payments for additional heating expenditure incurred this winter have been made in Walthamstow; what was the total cost; and what was the average cost of each payment.
Mr. Major Up to 24 February 1987, the Walthamstow local office had made some 4,000 cold weather payments at £5 each. The total amount paid out was about £20,000.