HC Deb 26 January 1978 vol 942 c735W
Mr. Sproat

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what consideration is given when giving out the extra £5 for electricity to persons regularly in receipt of supplementary benefits, that such persons may not be householders and may not be liable for any electricity bills.

Dr. John Cunningham

It was not practicable to distinguish this minority among those to whom payment was made, who total in excess of 3 million people.