Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Cold Weather Payments on 30th March 1987.
Mrs. Beckett Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what is the estimated cost of administering cold weather payments for the period January to March 1987, assuming maximum take-up; and how much was spent on publicising these payments;
(2) how many cold weather payments have been made in 1987 in each week for which information is available, to claimants in each of the categories (a) over 65 years, (b) chronically sick or disabled, and (c) with a child under the age of two years.
Mr. Major I shall let the hon. Member have replies as soon as possible.