§ Mr. Field
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report the number of supplementary benefit claimants who qualified for a heating addition of more than £2.85 between November 1979 and November 1980 and thenumbers who qualified for a heating addition of more than £2.55 between November 1978 and November 1979, or such information on the payment of exceptional circumstances heating additions—on the grounds of ill-health or accommodation—which exceeded the amounts laid down by the Supplementary Benefits Commission policy as is available for the last three years.
§ Mrs. Chalker
I regret that the information requested in not available. Information is held on non-standard heating additions, but no distinction is made between those in excess of the highest standard rate and the others.