HC Deb 20 December 1979 vol 976 cc371-2W
Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services on what basis he determined that, when abolishing the electricity discount scheme, only one-tenth of the previous number of bene- ficiaries under this scheme would be assisted under his new proposals; and by what criteria this one-tenth was selected.

Mrs. Chalker

I refer the hon. Member to the points made by my right hon. Friend on 22 October in announcing the Government's plans for this winter.—[Vol. 972, c. 35–46.]