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Electricity (Discount Scheme)

Volume 940: debated on Wednesday 30 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether an individual is eligible for fuel discounts while he is on a training allowance, in addition to other social security benefits.

I assume that the hon. Gentleman is referring to the electricity discount scheme. Only people who are in receipt of supplementary benefit or family income supplement are entitled to benefit from the scheme. This may be the case with some recipients of training allowances.