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Rent And Fuel Charges

Volume 885: debated on Tuesday 28 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what discussions she has held with the Supplementary Benefits Commission regarding direct payment of rent and fuel charges where this is requested by the claimant.

This is a matter for the Supplementary Benefits Commission which, as a general rule, will make direct payment of rent or fuel charges where this is necessary for protecting the interests of a claimant.