§ Dr. Godman
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many severe weather payments have been made in(a) Greenock and Port Glasgow, (b) Strathclyde and (c) Scotland as a whole since November 1993.
§ Mr. Hague
The administration of the cold weather payment scheme is a matter for Mr. Michael Bichard, the chief executive of the Benefits Agency. He will write to the hon. Member.
Letter from Tony Laurance to Dr. Norman A. Godman, dated 13 April 1994.As Michael Bichard is on sick leave at the moment, the Secretary of State for Social Security has asked me to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question in which you asked how many Cold Weather Payments had been made in Greenock and Port Glasgow, Strathclyde, and Scotland as a whole since November 1993.Details on Cold Weather Payments made are available for each Benefit Agency District. The attached appendix gives details for the Clyde Coast and Cowal District which comprises the Greenock and Port Glasgow branch offices. As there is no single Benefit Agency District covering Strathclyde I supplied the details for the Districts that fall within the Scotland and Northern Benefit Agency Area Directorate.I hope my reply has been helpful.246W
Appendix: Number of cold weather payments 1 November 1993 to 31 March 1994 BA District Number Clyde Coast and Cowal (comprising Greenock and Port Glasgow) 25,081 Strathclyde Benefit Agency Districts: Glasgow City — Glasgow East — Glasgow Laurieston — Glasgow South West — Glasgow West — Renfrew — Springburn and Cumbernauld 271,416 Scotland as a whole 840,578