HC Deb 05 November 1993 vol 231 c540W
Ms Primarolo

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her answer to the hon. Member for Sheffield, Brightside (Mr. Blunkett) of 30 March 1993,Official Report, column 189, whether she has now assessed the effect of increases in the price of fuel on the health of the elderly.

Mr. Bowis

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Social Security has announced that poorer pensioners and others on a low income will receive extra financial help before value added tax appears in their fuel bills.