§ Mr. Mallon
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many claims for cold weather payments were received by the Department of Health and Social Services since 1 January; and how many claims were (i) approved, (ii) refused and (iii) still outstanding at 31 March.
§ Mr. Hanley
[holding answer 15 April 1991]: The following table gives the information requested.
Claims for cold weather payments 1 January 1991 to 31 March 1991 Number Received 63,889 Approved 50,415 Refused 11,512 Outstanding 1,962