HC Deb 05 February 1996 vol 271 c52W
Mr. Ainger

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list the locations which provide the temperature information upon which decisions on severe weather payments are based. [13300]

Mr. Roger Evans

All weather stations and the areas they cover are listed in the schedules to the Social Fund Cold Weather Payments Regulations, a copy of which is in the Library. The weather station at Whithorn, which is listed in the regulations, has closed. The weather station at Dumfries has been used to cover the postcode areas specified for Whithorn.