1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Single Payments
Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Single Payments on 17th July 1986.
Mr. Gordon Brown Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many claims for (a) maternity expenses, (b) redecoration, (c) beds, (d) bedding and (e) cookers were disclosed in his survey of Scottish single payment applications on 2 July.
Mr. Major The special count made on 2 July was solely of the number of people whose single payment claims were being processed in local offices in Scotland. Further details, such as the item claimed, were not recorded.