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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 18th July 1986.


Dr. Godman Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) how many exceptionally severe weather payments were made for the month of February in England and Wales; what was the average payment; and what was the total amount paid to claimants;

(2) how many exceptionally severe weather payments were made for the month of February in (a) Greenock and Port Glasgow, (b) Strathclyde and (c) Scotland; what was the average payment; and what was the total amount paid to claimants in (i) Greenock and Port Glasgow, (ii) Strathclyde and (iii) Scotland.

Mr. Major The information is not yet 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 amounts paid can be calculated.