§ Mr. Skinner
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the average rate of income spent on fuel by disabled households as compared to other households in 1979, 1980 and 1981.
§ Mr. Newton
An analysis of data drawn from the 1978 family expenditure survey showed that average fuel expenditure as a proportion of income was about 7.5 per cent. for households with a disabled member, compared to about 6.9 per cent. for all households. I regret that information for later years could not be obtained without disproportionate cost.