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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 22nd April 1987.


Mr. Wigley Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many individual persons in Wales received payments of severe weather allowance this winter; and if all these persons received this payment for two weeks.

Mr. Major The latest available figures show that approximately 127,000 £5 payments had been made in Wales by 17 March. Separate figures on the number of individuals receiving payments are not available, but the great majority of successful claimants in Wales will have received a total of £10 in respect of the two weeks for which this help was made available.