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Cold Weather Payments

Volume 167: debated on Monday 12 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many cold weather payments have been made so far during the 1989–90 winter; which Department of Social Security offices made such payments; and which weather stations covered these Departments of Social Security offices.

The latest information available relates to the two months ending 31 December 1989, by which time social fund cold weather payments totalling £73,500 had been made. The national climatological message (NCM) stations that have had an average temperature of 0 deg C for a seven-day period during this winter and the Department's local offices linked to them are shown in the table:

NCM Station and Local Office

  • Glasgow Airport
    • Airdrie
    • Bellshill
    • Clydebank
    • Coatbridge
    • Dumbarton
    • East Kilbride
    • Glasgow;
      • Anniesland
      • Bridgeton
      • City
      • Craigton
      • Cranstonhill
      • Cumbernauld
      • Laurieston
      • Maryhill
      • Parkhead
      • Partick
      • Provan
      • Rutherglen
      • South Side
      • Springburn
    • Greenock
    • Hamilton
    • Johnstone
    • Motherwell
    • Paisley
    • Port Glasgow
  • Gatwick Airport
    • Crawley
    • Epsom
    • Guildford
    • Redhill
    • Tunbridge Wells
    • Woking
  • Easthampstead
    • Aldershot
    • Basingstoke
    • Bracknell
    • Newbury
    • Reading
  • Dumfries (Drungans)
    • Dumfries
  • Fort William
    • Fort William
    • Oban
  • Kinloss
    • Elgin
    • Invernes
  • Lerwick
    • Lerwick