HC Deb 07 May 1973 vol 856 c16W
38. Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services as a result of the Simper case in the High Court, how many pensioners, unsupported mothers, sick and disabled persons, respectively, are now receiving, or are expected to receive, additional money in supplementary benefit heating grants; and what is estimated to be the likely total extra expenditure.

Mr. Dean

I regret that this information is not available. The High Court's decision is not expected to lead to any large number of exceptional circumstances additions being granted without regard to the long-term addition.