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Heating Bills

Volume 124: debated on Wednesday 16 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the basis within the new income support scheme for determining assistance with heating bills.

The weekly applicable amounts under the new income support scheme are intended to cover all day-to-day living expenses, including heating costs. Pensioners, sick and disabled people and families will receive premiums which take account of the extra help they may need for such things as heating costs.