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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 21st October 1986.


Mr. Kirkwood Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he has any plans to change the eligibility rules for the payment of exceptionally severe weather payments; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Major Proposals for a new system of severe weather payments have been referred to the Social Security Advisory Committee. Final decisions on new regulations will be taken in the light of its report.