§ 44. Mr. Mike Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether she is satisfied with the agreement between the Supplementary Benefits Commission 98W and the fuel boards on fuel debts and disconnections.
§ Mr. Meacher
I am satisfied that this agreement represents a step forward in the liaison arrangements which exist between the Supplementary Benefits Commision and the fuel authorities to avoid disconnections of fuel supplies, and as such I welcome it.
The Commission recognises that the operation of this agreement will need to be kept under review, and it would wish to be informed of any cases in which the new arrangements are claimed not to be working well, in order, after investigation, to consider whether modifications might be necessary.