HC Deb 19 July 1977 vol 935 c527W
Mr. Palmer

asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he intends to assist those in receipt of supplementary benefits or family income supplement with their fuel bills in the coming winter; and, if so, whether such assistance will apply equally to all forms of fuel including coal.

Dr. John A. Cunningham

I would refer my hon. Friend to the statement made by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 15th July when he said that the electricity discount scheme would be operated again this winter, in order to relieve households receiving family income supplement or supplementary benefit of 25 per cent. of one quarter's bill.

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