The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1983-1987 Parliament

Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Heating Costs – 16 December 1986

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Heating Costs on 16th December 1986.

Mr. Raynsford Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many single payments were made by his Department in respect of the extra heating costs incurred by recipients of supplementary benefit during last winter’s exceptionally cold weather.

Mr. Major Final returns are still awaited from a number of local offices, but latest figures show that a total of 493,000 payments have been made.