HC Deb 11 June 1979 vol 968 c43W
Mr. Cartwright

asked the Secretary of State for Energy how many supplementary benefit recipients have received the additional £5 heating payment since 1 January; and how this compares with the situation under the 1978 scheme.

Mr. Norman Lamont

Figures available to date show that 3,104,599 recipients of supplementary benefit and family income supplement have received the payment. This compares with a total of 3,243,288 such payments in 1978.

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