HC Deb 07 November 1979 vol 973 c226W
Mr. Field

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the numbers of (a) pensioners aged over 75 years and the numbers of families with children aged less than 5 years who received help from the electricity discount scheme last winter, (b) the numbers within these two groups who also gained extra weekly payments for heating from the Supplementary Benefits Commission and (c) the numbers in each group who will receive help under the Government's new scheme, subdividing these last totals between those who already gained help from the Supplementary Benefits Commission and those who will gain help with their heating bills for the first time.

Mrs. Chalker

I shall let the hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.