§ Mr. Michie
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what were the number and value of single payments of supplementary benefit in the four social security offices serving Sheffield taken together in each year since November 1980, showing separately figures for maternity expenses, funeral expenses and other single payments.
§ Mr. Rooker
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if any advice has been given by the Chief Supplementary Benefits Officer in respect of single payments for house repairs to owner occupiers living in houses designated under the Housing Defects Act 1984.
§ Mr. Newton
Guidance on the interpretation of the law relating to supplementary benefit is given by the Chief Adjudication Officer. His guidance on single payments for essential housing repairs is in paragraphs 7296–7300 of the S manual, a copy of which is in the Library. He has issued no general guidance concerning repairs in relation to the Housing Defects Act 1984, although it is possible that advice in individual cases may have been given to local adjudication officers.