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Electricity Bills

Volume 928: debated on Friday 25 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of Social Services if he will give details of the number of supplementary benefit claimants who do not receive an electricity bill direct from their electricity board because the fuel is supplied to the landlord as part of the rent.

I understand that it is difficult from the statistics available to make a reliable estimate, but only a small proportion of supplementary beneficiaries are likely to be ineligible for the electricity discount.