HC Deb 08 December 1986 vol 107 cc65-6W
Mr. Cohen

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people received severe weather additions in Leyton and Leytonstone last winter; and how many people will be eligible for such payments at the appropriate temperature under the new arrangements.

Mr. Major

The London boroughs of Leyton and Leytonstone are dealt with by the Department's office at Lemna road, Leytonstone. This office made a total of 432 payments for extra fuel consumed during the period of exceptionally severe weather last winter.

Information about the number of people in the area who would be eligible under the proposed new criteria is not available, since it would depend, among other things, on claimants' capital holdings at the date of claim.