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One-Parent Familes

Volume 931: debated on Tuesday 10 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what action he will take to bring the special electricity discount scheme to the notice of one-parent families with children.

The scheme has been widely advertised in recent weeks, and explanatory leaflets were handed to people receiving supplementary benefit or family income supplement at the start of the scheme. Further publicity is being arranged. The National Council for One-Parent Families and the Child Poverty Action Group were among a number of organisations that were sent details of the scheme and other explanatory literature prepared by the Department of Energy at the end of January.