HC Deb 22 July 1991 vol 195 cc445-6W
Mr. Edwards

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security whether he has any plans to increase or abolish the £500 capital limit for social fund payments.

Mr. Scott

On 14 June this year I announced our intention to abolish the capital rule for cold weather payments from next winter. We have no plans to alter the present capital limits for other payments from the social fund, which currently stand at £500, or £1,000 for people over 60.