HC Deb 22 February 1980 vol 979 c594W
Mr. Brotherton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what help is given out of public funds with rent and mortgage payments for steel strikers.

Mr. Prentice

The supplementary benefit requirements of a striker's dependants include the amount of the rent or mortgage interest payment if it is reasonable. Those not receiving supplementary benefit may be eligible for rent rebates. I regret that it is not possible to estimate the amount of such help given to steel strikers.

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