HC Deb 12 February 1997 vol 290 c182W
Mr. Steen

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures he has taken to help the elderly during the winter months in each of the last three years; and at what cost. [15388]

Mr. Burns

The Department is the major contributor to "Keep Warm Keep Well" campaigns. A breakdown of costs for the past three years is shown in the table. In previous years, the Department of Social Security—lately the Benefits Agency—has made contributions; the total expenditure column is inclusive of its contribution.

Total expenditure DSS contribution
1995–96 578 125
1994–95 568 45
1993–94 510 60