HC Deb 13 January 1987 vol 108 c170W
32. Mr. Fatchett

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he intends to retain single payments as of right for insulation; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Major

Under regulation 18 of the Supplementary Benefit (Single Payments) Regulations 1981, supplementary benefit claimants may receive a lump sum payment of benefit to meet the cost of materials to carry out simple draught-proofing measures in their homes.

We are considering future arrangements for help with draught-proofing with the other Government Departments concerned, in the context of the overall help available to people on low incomes with energy conservation measures.

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