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Needy Persons (Fuel)

Volume 885: debated on Wednesday 5 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many exceptional needs payments were made by the Supplementary Benefits Commission towards the extinction of fuel debts in the most recent convenient year for (a) England and Wales and (b) Scotland.

I regret that this information is not available and could not be obtained without inordinate cost. Exceptional needs payments of all kinds in 1974 were as follows:

England and Wales726,000