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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 23rd March 1987.

Mr. Gordon Brown Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the numbers in Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy district social security offices who have received exceptionally severe weather allowances in the current year.

Mr. Major [pursuant to his reply, 20 March 1987, c. 667]: Up to 10 March 1987, the latest date for which information is available, the Department's local office in Dunfermline had made 1,913 exceptionally cold weather payments, and the Kirkcaldy office had made 2,929.