§ Mr. Ray Powell
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many persons in (a) mid-Glamorgan and (b) Wales are currently in receipt of a special heating allowance.
§ Mr. Newton
I have been asked to reply.
The numbers of cases in action in the Department's offices situated in Mid Glamorgan and in Wales on 15 May 1979 and on 15 February 1983 were as follows:388W
(Thousands) 15 May 1979 15 February 1983 Mid Glamorgan 35.3 52.7 Wales 180.6 264.2
Source: 100 per cent. count of cases in action.
The most recent figures on heating additions payable with supplementary benefit in those offices come from the December 1982 annual statistical inquiry. They are as follows:
Number Mid Glamorgan 32,000 Wales 153,000
Source: Annual statistical inquiry December 1982 (provisional figures).