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Severe Weather Payments

Volume 124: debated on Wednesday 9 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give details of arrangements for the payment of severe and cold weather payments to pensioners in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

I refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire (Mr. Kirkwood) on 27 October at columns 468–9. The relevant regulations were laid before the House on 26 November.