Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Heating Additions on 20th January 1987.
Mr. Wilson Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people in 1984 were in receipt of a heating addition in (a) England, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales; and what was the total expenditure in each country on heating additions.
Mr. Major The total expenditure in each country on heating additions is not available but it is estimated that total expenditure in Great Britain in 1984-85 was approximately £400 million. I shall let the hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible on the number of people in receipt of a heating addition in each country.