HC Deb 28 April 1971 vol 816 cc153-4W
Mr. Clinton Davis

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, what steps his Department is taking to deal with inadequate heating so far as retirement pensioners in the inner London area are concerned in anticipation of the winter 1971–72.

Sir K. Joseph

All retirement pensioners, including those in the inner London area, will be helped by the substantial increases in pensions and other benefits which will take place in September. I also intend to remind local authorities and other local agencies of the importance of co-ordinated arrangements to deal with particular cases at risk because of poor heating.