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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Benefits

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Benefits on 5th December 1986.


Mr. Frank Cook Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services on how many occasions since November 1980 a period of exceptionally severe weather has been recognised for the purpose of the Supplementary Benefits (Single Payments) Regulations for each of the Department of Health and Social Security local offices of Stockton, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Eston and Redcar.

Mr. Major Single payments of supplementary benefit were available under the exceptionally severe weather provision in this area in the winter of 1981-82 and the winter of 1985-86.