HC Deb 06 April 1971 vol 815 c80W
Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether, in the light of experience of the new means-tested heating allowances granted at the limited discretion of the Supplementary Benefits Commission, he will now institute the payment of a heating grant as of right to all persons certified by their doctors to be housebound, severely disabled, or chronic sick of whatever age.

Mr. Dean

No. My right hon. Friend announced last week a substantial package of improvements for the chronic sick.—{Vol. 814, c. 1499–1514.]