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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Cold Weather Payments

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


Mr. Aspinwall Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many exceptionally cold weather payments have been made in each year since 1980 to applicants at offices in the Bath district.

Mr. Major Payments were made in the winters of 1981-82, 1984-85 and 1985-86. Information on the number of payments for the winter of 1981-82 is not available, but for the other two winters is 252 and 1,200 respectively.

Mr. Aspinwall Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many exceptionally cold weather payments have been made in each year since 1980 to applicants at offices in the Bristol district.

Mr. Major Payments were made in the winters of 1981-82, 1984-85 and 1985-86. Information on the number of payments for the winter of 1981-82 is not available, but for the other two winters is 1,090 and 5,355 respectively.