§ Mr. Frank Field
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, pursuant to his reply of 1 July, Official Report, columns 45–46, how many households recorded in the annual statistics inquiry for December 1983 were having deductions made from their supplementary benefit for electricity and how many for gas in £1.00 bands above £12.00 per week.535W
§ Mr. Whitney
I shall let the hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible as far as deductions for electricity are concerned. Because of the sample size, a reliable breakdown cannot be made in bands over £12 per week of deduction for gas.