§ Mr. Mike Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether the Supplementary Benefits Commission advises claimants in the receipt of heating additions that they may be entitled to grants for insulation, available not only from the commission but also from other agencies.
§ Mr. Deakins
It is not the function of the Supplementary Benefits Commission to provide for house improvements by way of measures such as double-glazing or loft or cavity wall insulation but it does pay for minor improvements such as draught-proofing where this can increase the comfort of old or infirm claimants. House renovation grants are a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment.