asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what information his Department has collected on the proportion of expenditure by pensioners on the state pension which goes on electricity.
The latest available information shows that pensioners' expenditure on electricity in 1985 represented 4·3 per cent. of their total average weekly expenditure.
Note: Figures are derived from the 1985 Family Expenditure Survey and are for all pensioner income units, i.e. single pensioners and couples where the man is over 65.