§ Mr. Dormand
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he is satisfied with the arrangements made by his Department and local authorities to ensure that retirement pensioners and the disabled will have adequate heating during the coming winter; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir K. Joseph
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment and I wrote to all local authorities on 25th August about the action they might take to help elderly people to meet their heating problems. This has been followed this week by the supply of leaflets of guidance for those engaged in helping old people. I am sending copies of both to the hon. Member.