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Benefits (Fuel And Heating)

Volume 32: debated on Wednesday 24 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what special additions for fuel or heating are currently payable to persons drawing supplementary benefit; and how these compare, at constant prices, with those available in November 1978.

The rates of heating addition payable from November 1978, November 1981 and November 1982 are shown in the following table. The rates for November 1978 have been converted to November 1981 prices in line with the increase in the retail prices index over that period and rounded to the nearest 5p. The figures cannot be converted to November 1982 prices until the retail prices index for that month is available. I shall write to the hon. Member then with the revised figures.

Percentage of usually resident population:
of pensionable ageof pensionable age and resident in homes for old and disabled
Avon:
Bath22·60·6
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
Carrick23·10·6
North Cornwall22·20·5
Penwith24·10·5
Restormel20·90·5
Cumbria:
South Lakeland23·10·5
Devon:
East Devon30·71·0
North Devon22·30·7
South Hams23·60·4
Teignbridge26·61·2
Percentage of usually resident population:
of pensionable ageof pensionable age and resident in homes for old and disabled
Torbay29·21·3
Torridge23·00·4
West Devon21·90·8
Dorset:
Bournemouth30·11·3
Christchurch32·30·4
North Dorset23·20·3
Poole22·70·4
West Dorset25·40·5
Wimborne25·30·2
East Sussex:
Brighton24·30·6
Eastbourne33·51·2
Hastings27·01·6
Hove31·01·1
Lewes25·50·6
Rother35·30·9
Wealden26·50·6
Essex:
Southend-on-Sea24·90·8
Tendring30·20·6
Gloucestershire:
Cotswold21·60·4
Outer London:
Richmond-upon-Thames20·90·6
Hampshire:
New Forest22·70·5
Portsmouth21·00·6
Hereford and Worcester:
Leominster21·00·4
Humberside:
East Yorkshire22·60·5
Isle of Wight:
Medina23·70·3
South Wight29·11·2
Kent:
Canterbury24·70·7
Shepway25·20·4
Thanet28·21·1
Lancashire:
Blackpool25·80·7
Fylde24·90·9
Lancaster24·10·5
Wyre23·90·2
Lincolnshire:
East Lindsey22·30·3
Norfolk:
Great Yarmouth20·90·3
North Norfolk26·50·6
Northumberland:
Berwick-upon-Tweed22·70·4
North Yorkshire:
Craven21·70·3
Scarborough24·90·8
Shropshire:
South Shropshire21·80·6
Somerset:
West Somerset30·20·9
Suffolk:
Suffolk Coastal21·90·4
Waveney22·20·5
Surrey:
Epson and Ewell21·40·2
West Sussex:
Adur24·40·5
Arun32·00·8
Chichester24·00·6
Worthing34·91·6
Clwyd:
Colwyn29·11·0
Glyndwr21·20·4
Percentage of usually resident population:
of pensionable ageof pensionable age and resident in homes for old and disabled
Rhuddlan26·80·9
Dyfed:
Ceredigion22·00·5
Dinefwr22·00·5
Gwynedd:
Aberconwy26·90·7
Dwyfor24·60·3
Meirionnydd23·40·5
Powys:
Radnor21·70·4