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Heating Allowance

Volume 975: debated on Monday 3 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many of the 650,000 pensioners aged over 75 years, and the 85,000 families with children aged under 5 years, who received an additional weekly allowance for heating gained a standard addition payable on grounds of the claimant's health or accommodation; at what rate was the allowance paid; how many received a central heating allowance; and at what rate was the allowance paid.