§ Mr. Frank Field
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list for each of the last five years the number and the total value in each of these years of single payments made to claimants for draught-proofing.
§ Mr. Newton
The information requested is as follows:
Single Payments of Supplementary Benefit for Draught-Proofing Materials Number Value (000s) £ (000s) 1981 1 15 1982 2.5 56 1983 9 181
Source: Annual Statistical Enquiry for December of the relevant year.
Note: Because these figures relate to single payments made during the 12 months preceding the date of each enquiry to people still in receipt of supplementary benefit at the time of that enquiry, they are underestimates of the total number and value of single payments made during the year. Figures are not yet available for 1984 and 1985.