To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what data her Department has collated on the effects of wind chill on the heating needs of those in receipt of cold weather payments. 
I refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave my hon. Friend the Member for Streatham (Mr. Hill) on 30 October 1997, Official Report, columns 855–56.
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what assessment her Department has made of the costs of introducing a winter payment system for fuel instead of the cold weather payment; and if she will make a statement. 
I shall let my hon. Friend have such information as is available as soon as possible.
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what estimate her Department has made of the cost of introducing a wind chill factor in calculating cold weather payments. 
A number of options have been considered. Full details are contained in the Building Research Establishment's report, copies of which are available in the Library.