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National Assistance (Fuel Costs)

Volume 720: debated on Tuesday 16 November 1965

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asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what instructions she has given to the National Assistance Board as regards assisting applicants with their fuel costs during the winter season; and if she will make a statement.

None. The Board's local officers already make allowances for the cost of extra fuel in the weekly grants of recipients where expenditure on heating needs to be above the normal level.