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Cold Weather Payments

Volume 210: debated on Tuesday 30 June 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security (1) on what dates and in what parts of Moray constituency the cold weather payments system was triggered during the winter of 1991–92; and how many households received payments on each occasion;(2) on what dates cold weather payments were made in Moray constituency in response to a forecast of a qualifying period; and if he will indicate the period taken for payments to be made once the system had been triggered.

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many households in Moray constituency qualify for payments under the cold weather payments scheme.

The administration of the social fund is a matter for Mr. Michael Bichard, the chief executive of the Benefits Agency. He will write to the hon. Member with such information as is available and copies will be placed in the Library and the Public Information Office.