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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 17th June 1986.


Mr. Deakins Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average amount paid to each claimant in severe weather payments in the United Kingdom, in England and in East Sussex, respectively; and what has been the average time delay in making such payments.

Mr. Major The information is not available. When the period during which payments are likely to be made is over, local offices will be asked to make a return so that the average amount paid can be calculated.

Mr. Deakins Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many claims for severe weather payments were made in his Department's offices in Brighton, Leicester and Walthamstow in 1985 and 1986; how many of the claims in each year were successful; and what was the average sum paid out.

Mr. Major Separate information on the number of claims for exceptionally severe weather payments is not collected. The total number of payments made in 1985 by these offices was as follows:


Local Office | Number of Payments | Average Amount in £

Brighton | 374 | 9.77

Leicester:  

Burleys Way | 501 | 9.08

Lower Hill Street | 323 | 7.38

Norton Street | 740 | 14.00

Yeoman Street | 676 | 13.85

Walthamstow | 522 | 9.92


Information for 1986 is not available. When the period during which payments are likely to be made is over, local offices will be asked to make a return so that the number of payments and the average amount can be calculated.