§ Mr. Heffer
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what action is being taken to ensure that fuel prices will not badly affect retirement pensioners and others on low incomes next year, and that official talks are held for future action to help the aged and others to meet their fuel bills.
§ Mr. Benn
The uprating of pensions and supplementary benefits already announced for November will make a major contribution. The Government will consider whether further action is required when they have considered the Third Report of the Select Committee on Nationalised Industries and other relevant official and independent studies.