HC Deb 31 January 1985 vol 72 c298W
Mr. John David Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he has now approved an exceptional heating allowance to persons in receipt of supplementary benefits to ameliorate the effects of the severe weather in Northern Ireland; what criteria are used to determine when such an allowance is paid; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Chris Patten

I shall reply to the right hon. Gentleman as soon as possible.