HC Deb 24 July 1979 vol 971 cc126-7W
Q18. Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

asked the Prime Minister if she is satisfied with the co-ordination between the Department of the Environment and the Department of Health and Social Security in respect of the timing of the payment of supplementary benefit to those with low incomes to assist in the payment of water services charges.

The Prime Minister

Yes. The water authorities are aware that supplementary benefit is paid weekly and they accept settlement of water bills by instalments in cases of hardship.