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Severe Weather Payments

Volume 124: debated on Friday 18 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the total of severe weather payments paid by benefit offices in the Nottingham, North constituency in 1986–87; if he will break down this figure by week of payment; and if he will estimate the total number of claimants involved.

The total and weekly number of exceptionally cold weather payments made by local offices in the Nottingham, North constituency — David lane, Shakespeare street and Station street—last winter is in the table. Figures are not available for the number of individuals receiving payment, but the great majority of successful claimants will have received £5 in respect of each of the two weeks for which help was available in the Nottingham area.

Number of Exceptionally Cold Weather Payments made by local offices in the Nottingham, North Constituency by week of payment in the winter of 1986–87
Payment made in Week commencingNumber of £5 Weekly Payments made
20 January 19871,426
27 January 19878,169
3 February 19873,065
10 February 19871,301
17 February 1987539
24 February 1987288
3 March 1987103
10 March 1987232
17 March 198779
24 March 198752
31 March 198751
7 April 198770
14 April 198720
21 April 19872
28 April 1987119
5 May 1987310
12 May 198736
19 May 19872
26 May 198728
2 June 1987
9 June 19872
16 June 19872
Total15,896