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Domestic Energy Supplies (Direct Payment)

Volume 29: debated on Thursday 28 October 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many direct payments for gas and electricity in respect of claimants in Scotland were made in each quarter from November 1980; and what was the average weekly amount of payment in each quarter.

The information available is as follows:

December 1980December 1981
Number of direct payment arrangements in Scotland
Gas3,8006,000
Electricity13,70021,800
Average amound of direct payment in Scotland
Gas3·754·49
Electricity6·036·72
Information on a quarterly basis is not available.