HC Deb 05 November 1986 vol 103 c476W
Mr. Best

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what level of financial provision is being made for heating additions in the current winter; and what provision was made in each of the last four years.

Mr. Lyell

Weekly heating additions are payable throughout the year, and not just in winter months. For current rates of heating I refer my hon. Friend to my reply to the right hon. Member for Western Isles (Mr. Stewart) on 28 October at Columns124–25.

Estimated expenditure on heating additions in 1982–83 was £339 million, and in 1983–84 £396 million. The provisional estimate for 1984–85 is about £400 million. Information for 1985–86 is not available.

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