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Rent And Rate Rebate Recipients

Volume 958: debated on Monday 20 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what would be the cost of extending the electricity discount scheme to rent and rate rebate recipients on the same terms as apply to supplementary benefit recipients; and how this compares with the cost of his current proposals.

The cost of such extension would be about £16 million compared with the total of £45 million allocated to next winter's scheme.