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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 27th April 1987.


Mr. Pike Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many claims for single payments in respect of the exceptionally severe weather were received at Brown house, Burnley benefit office this winter; and how many were approved.

Mr. Major Information on the number of claims is not available in precisely the form requested, but by 21 April 6,702 £5 payments had been made, and 1,093 claims refused, by the Burnley local office.