HC Deb 26 February 1985 vol 74 c97W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will disregard local authority money devoted to meeting the costs of children's school meals and housing benefits awarded to families in regions affected by the coal dispute when calculating penalty levels for overspending.

Mr. Waldegrave

My right hon. Friend will consider the representations to this effect which he has received.