§ Mr. Delargy
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether she will arrange that old-age pensioners have coal allowances all the year round, so that they may have what warmth they need in summer and build up small reserves of coal for winter.
§ Mr. Pentland
The standard scale rates of assistance include provision for normal fuel requirements throughout the year. The Board is prepared to make special fuel allowances even in summer in the exceptional case when there is a current need for extra fuel.