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Severe Weather Payments

Volume 84: debated on Tuesday 22 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how much was paid out in exceptionally severe weather payments in 1984–85 and how many claimants benefited.

[pursuant to his reply, 22 July 1985, c. 412]: About £1·7 million was paid to around 170,000 supplementary benefit claimants for extra fuel used during the period of exceptionally severe weather at the beginning of 1985.