HC Deb 06 February 1984 vol 53 cc509-10W
Mr. Andrew Bowden

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what information he has on the kinds of households in receipt of fuel benefits; if he will publish the numbers and proportions of recipients of fuel benefits who live (a) in council or publicly-owned housing, (b) in private rented housing and (c) in their own houses; and if he will list the numbers of households involved who are (i) pensioners, (ii) one-parent families, (iii) with an unemployed head of household, (iv) disabled and (v) other.

Dr. Boyson

Information about supplementary benefit claimants receiving heating additions is obtained from the annual statistical enquiry conducted in December each year using a sample of current claims to benefit. The following information was obtained from the enquiry conducted in December 1982.