§ Mr. George Rodgers
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will consider extending the provision of heating allowances to pensioners and other low-income groups who are not receiving supplementary benefit.
§ Mr. Deakins
My right hon. Friend has no plans for any such extension. My hon. Friend will be aware that pensions and other social security benefits are being increased next month, and will know of the Government's intended electricity discount scheme, which will cover recipients of family income supplement as well as of supplementary benefit.