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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Winter Fuel Payments

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

Mr. Tom Cox Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will outline his policy for targeting special winter fuel payments to elderly people and disabled people.

Mr. Major Help with heating costs is available each week to supplementary benefit claimants through the weekly scale rates and heating additions. Extra help through the exceptionally cold weather provision has been targeted on vulnerable groups; the elderly, the very young and the sick and disabled.