HC Deb 16 December 1986 vol 107 c466W
Mr. Raynsford

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many single payments were made by his Department in respect of the extra heating costs incurred by recipients of supplementary benefit during last winter's exceptionally cold weather.

Mr. Major

Final returns are still awaited from a number of local offices, but latest figures show that a total of 493,000 payments have been made.